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Training for Community Residents and Public Safety Officials

Training for Community Residents

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – CERT is a 20-hour, nationally recognized course, where you can learn how to take life-saving action to help businesses and families get through the first few hours or days of an emergency. CERT prepares individuals to help prior to, during and after a large scale disaster.
  • CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation classes are offered locally through the American Red Cross and American Heart Association.
  • FEMA Independent Study Program – This is a great program that offers free online classes you can take anytime. You’ll need a computer with an internet connection and are required to sign up for a student ID before beginning. Here are some of the FEMA IS classes that our office recommends for the general public.
    • IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
    • IS-315: CERT Supplemental Training, the Incident Command System (ICS)
    • IS-10A: Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
    • IS-11A: Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
    • IS-36: Multi-hazard Planning for Childcare
    • IS-100SCA: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools (K-12)

Training for Public Safety Officials

  • San Diego Urban Area Security initiative  (SD UASI)
  • FEMA Independent Study Program
  • Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)