FEMA EMI to host training courses on hazard and threat emergency response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institution recently announced that it will conduct training courses to improve emergency response skills.

A course available in April, May and Juse will help first responders prepare for an emergency in a school environment. The course seeks to establish an effective emergency operations plan for school district teams to help best respond in the event of a crisis.

Training participants can expect to learn about the development, improvement, review and sustainment of emergency operations plans as they relate to various threats and hazards. The training is established to engage the entire community regarding what to do during an emergency, including parents, guardians, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency response teams. Participants will be taught how to plan for and gain control during threats and hazards, including mass casualty incidents and active shooter incidents.

FEMA's EMI will also hold an additional training course in September to address various FEMA preparedness manuals, including FEMA 426, Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Territorial Attacks Against Building and FEMA 452, FEMA: A How-To Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks. The course will be held for state and Federal Executive Branch officials with Continuity of Operations duties.