FEMA School - Table Of Contents

IS-1 Emergency Program Manager: An Orientation to the Position - 208 PAGES

This independent study course provides an introduction to Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) and the Integrated emergency Management System (IEMS). Included is an in-depth look at the four phases of comprehensive emergency management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The text is accompanied by illustrations, diagrams, and figures. In most units, there are worksheets, exercises, and tasks to complete.
IS-2 Emergency Preparedness, USA
IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management - 142 PAGES

This independent study course contains information on a variety of radiological topics, including:
     - Fundamental principles of radiation
     - Nuclear threat and protective measures
     - Nuclear power plants
     - Radiological transportation accidents
     - Other radiological hazards
IS-5 Hazardous Materials: A Citizen's Orientation - 138 PAGES

This independent study course provides a general introduction to hazardous materials that can serve as a foundation for more specific research. The course has five units and has been designed with the objective of helping the individual to:
     - recognize the dangers posed by hazardous materials
     - identify places where hazardous materials are likely to be encountered
     - understand when a hazard may exist
     - contact the appropriate persons or agencies to give or receive specific hazardous materials information
     - identify procedures to minimize personal and community exposure to hazardous materials
IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance - 142 PAGES

This independent study course provides a basic understanding of the roles and respnsibilities of the local community, State, and the federal government in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management who need a general introduction to disaster assistance.
IS-8 Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order 12699
IS-9 Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
IS-10 Animals in Disaster - Module A Awareness and Preparedness - 169 PAGES

The purpose of this course is two-fold. Module A is intended to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers. It includes sections on typical hazards, how these affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disastes. It is also intended to help animal owners, care providers and industries to better understand emergency management. Module A will heighten awareness of the special issues that emergency managers need to consider when incorporating animal-care annexes into their emergency operations plans.
IS-11 Animals in Disaster - Module B Community Planning - 187 PAGES

Module B is intended to guide emergency management officials and animal owners, care providers, and industries in preparing community disaster plans. The goal of Module B is to provide sufficient information for both groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters. This course provides the basic background knowledge needed to develop a coordinated response to a disaster in which animals and their owners are affected. Further training with local or State emergency management programs is essential.
IS-15 Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies - 249 PAGES

This new CD-ROM based independent study course and manual are designed for a wide audience, encompassing the range of personnel with a role to play in the development of a special event plan. Participants include those who have a general awareness of their own roles but do not have a previous detailed or extensive knowledge of special event planning. For example, the audience might include relatively new emergency managers, personnel from emergency operations organizations such as police, fire, medical services, and public works, and representatives from other community organizations-both public and private-for whom special event planning is not a regular responsibility. The suggested guidelines in this independent study course and accompanying manual have been developed from a number of sources, and most are applicable to a wide range of mass public gatherings FEMA recognizes that no two events or situations are identical. While this independent study course and manual provide an overview to planning considerations and coping with special events, they do not provide guidelines that are universally applicable or without need of modification to the specifics of a particular event.
IS-120 An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises - 49 PAGES
IS-195 Basic Incident Command System - 162 PAGES

The Incident Command System (ICS) is recognized as an effective system for managing emergencies. Several States have adopted ICS as their standard for emergency management, and others are considering adopting ICS. As ICS gains wider use, there is a need to provide training for those who are not first responders (i.e., law enforcement, fire, or emergency medical services personnel) who may be called upon to function in an ICS environment. This Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Course will begin to meet that need. The course has been developed as self-instruction but can also be delivered, with the use of an instructor, in a classroom. The course includes a large number of scenarios, examples, and opportunities for students to apply what they have learned.
IS-271 Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk
IS-275 The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities
IS-279 Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures - 205 PAGES

This independent study course is offered both as independent study and as a prerequisite to successful completion of the more technical course (of the same name), offered by the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The information presented in this course provides essential, non-technical background knowledge about retrofitting. The retrofitting measures presented are creative and practical, comply with applicable floodplain regulations, and are satisfactory to homeowners. It is assumed that students planning to attend the technical course at EMI will have mastered this content.
IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management - 156 PAGES

This independent study course provides a basic understanding of the history, roles, and services of disaster relief voluntary agencies in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management operations.
IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response - 332 PAGES

This course is a prerequisite to the resident course, S301, Radiological Emergency Response Operations (RERO). The goal of this independent study course is to provide a learning experience in which participants demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of radiological protection and response principles, guidelines, and regulations to prepare them for the operations course (RERO). Only those people who will be approved to attend the RERO course should take this independent study course.
IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness
IS-346 An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel - 176 PAGES

Hospital emergency department personnel face many risks and difficult tasks when dealing with patients involved in hazardous materials incidents. Therefore, it is essential that all personnel who come in contact with patients have a general awareness of the issues and concerns in dealing with hazardous materials incidents. This course is designed to prepare hospital personnel to analyze hazardous materials situations, take the necessary steps to assure medical provider safety, and identify appropriate resources for decontamination and medical care. However, additional training is required in order to diagnose and treat patients who have been involved in hazardous materials incidents. This course alone does not fulfill all of OSHA's requirements for hazardous materials training at the awareness level.
IS-386 Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction - 449 PAGES

The explosion of coastal development has led to greater numbers of structures in areas that are at high risk. The risk to coastal residential development can be reduced by employing best practices in siting, design, and construction. This independent study course will introduce you to basic information about residential coastal construction, as presented in Volume I of the Coastal Construction Manual. This multi-volume manual identifies best practices for improving the quality of construction and reducing the economic losses associated with coastal disasters.
IS-393 Introduction to Mitigation - 125 PAGES

As the costs of disaster continue to rise, governments and ordinary citizens must find ways to reduce hazard risks to our communities and ourselves. As communities plan for new development and improvements to existing infrastructure, mitigation can and should be an important component of the planning effort. This means taking action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk from hazards and their effects. This course provides an introduction to mitigation those who are new to emergency management and/or mitigation. It is also a prerequisite for a non-resident Applied Practices Series course called Mitigation for Emergency Managers.
IS-394 Mitigation for Homeowners - 133 PAGES

This independent study course is designed for homeowners and small businesses to introduce them to mitigation and assist them in:
     - identifying the natural hazards which affect their community
     - determining the hazards to which they are most vulnerable
     - determining what potential risks could affect their home during disasters
     - determining which mitigation actions they should undertake to reduce the risk of potential damage to their family, home and property from disaster.

This course provides the homeowner with non-technical mitigation techniques for the home, both pre-disaster (preventive) and post-disaster (corrective) that will reduce disaster costs and the impacts of natural hazards.
IS-513 The Professional in Emergency Management - 193 PAGES

This course is for any professional in emergency management or anyone who is looking for a career in the profession. You could be asked to respond to questions about hazards that you may not normally encounter and about national level activities outside your community. People expect that capability of professionals. There are two parts to this course. One part is an orientation to the national assets coordinated by FEMA and the Federal role in disaster management. The other part is devoted to increasing our knowledge of a wider range of hazards. We have joined these two different topics in one course because they represent the broader field of emergency management. If you widen your professional outlook, you may become a more versatile emergency manager. You will be better able to coordinate outside your jurisdiction and to apply your skills to hazards and circumstances in any part of the country. When you complete this course, you should be able to:
     - Identify the types of hazards for which your community is at greatest risk.
     - Identify the types of damage that are likely from high-risk hazards to your community.
     - Identify the types of assistance that FEMA can provide and the steps required to request FEMA assistance.
IS-600 Special Considerations for FEMA Public Assistance Projects
IS-630 Introduction to the Public Assistance Process
Q-534: Emergency Response to Terrorism (presented by the National Fire Academy-10 hours) - 103 PAGES

This 10-hour self-paced course is designed to provide the basic awareness training to prepare first responders to respond to incidents of terrorism safely and effectively.

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