Saturday, April 23, 2011

FEMA Courses (for credit) about Emergency Management

As you've heard me discuss on the podcast now and then I am not "anti-government" in any respect.  I don't like certain overreaches, like most Americans, but I also see value in some of the things our nation's citizenry does together, such as providing a strong military, good roads, and taking care of those who truly can't help themselves.  So with that said, there are some things provided by the government that I think are a net positive and one of those aspects is the Emergency Management Training offered by FEMA as shown above.  Here are some of the focus areas they offer courses in:

  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation 
The specific course list is here:

And you can get college credit for completed courses here:

Some of what FEMA offers does not appeal to my survival/preparedness/disaster readiness sensibilities, but a number of their courses seem like they would cover extremely useful information.  Check it out to see if anything they've made available looks interesting to you. 

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