Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 6-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give print/electronic media interviews, write news releases, provide information at the scene, and how they fit into the joint information system.
This 8-hour management-level course is designed to educate participants on the need for resource inventory management practices, effective strategies, and tools in development of a community-wide resource inventory. Through this course, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create and maintain a comprehensive resource inventory including resources from both the public and private sectors on a local, county, or multi-county area. Participants will learn more about the FEMA Incident Resource Inventory System (IRIS) as a tool to assist communities in resource "typing" and inventory efforts.
Initially presented as a 2-hour live webcast, this course is designed to introduce principles and techniques for a coordinated response between first responders and the school systems. The training is intended for all first responders, school administrators and personnel, and other support agencies, such as emergency management, and elected/appointed officials, who have a role in response to a crisis situation in a school environment.
This eight-hour awareness-level course is designed to provide participants with the basic competencies associated with port and vessel security, as well as a working knowledge of maritime security appropriate to public safety responders in rural jurisdictions. A foundation for this working knowledge will be built by explaining the extent of the maritime transportation system followed by a discussion on the vulnerabilities of that system.
Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems
This self-paced, Web-based course will educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators, teachers and staff to effectively respond to an emergency in a K-12 environment. The training will provide representatives of rural law enforcement departments and school systems with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will enable them to progressively establish a school-based emergency response plan and crisis management team through information-sharing and training.
This self-paced, Web-based course is designed to provide planning and management-level skills to officers from state and local law enforcement agencies. Participants will be provided with the essential skills and knowledge to understand the importance of and the need for planning and managing security for special events, and to identify guiding principles for special-events security.
This 30-minute, Web-based "Terrorism 101" course prepares learners to successfully recognize, report, and react to potential terrorist incidents. In the first two lessons, learners develop a broad understanding of terrorism, including a definition of terrorism as well as examples of terrorist groups and targets. In addition, learners gain insight into the importance of protecting private sector resources through awareness-level training. The last two lessons list various weapons of mass destruction (WMD), relay indicators of potential terrorist activity, and outline actions to be taken in the event of a potential terrorist attack. Course was updated and recertified in July 2011.