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Emergency Management Training


Training is an imperative requirement in emergency management and ehs. Training educates you about disaster preparedness & prevention for hazards that may impact your area and trains you in basic disaster response skills, in such areas as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

10 Basic Safety Classes recommended for ALL FSU staff, faculty and student employees that may be exposed to hazards.

  • Employee Safety Orientation *
  • Hazard Communication GHS *
  • Materials Handling
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Ergonomics Awareness
  • Office Safety (general)
  • Signs and Tags
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Building Emergency Response Plan (BEAP) - Department specific, talk to your manager/supervisor
  • Bloodborne Pathogens *- Department specific, talk to your manager/supervisor
    (* Denotes required training)


Training includes classroom and online learning, table and full scale exercises, as well as conferences. With this preparation, you are able to assist others in the four phases of emergency management:

•·         Pre-Disaster Mitigation

•·         Planning & Preparedness

•·         Response

•·         Recovery & Restoration

You are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness because safety is everyone's right and responsibility.

Continuing Education

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has presented a list that compiled all the universities and colleges that are offering emergency management courses. The list is broken down into Emergency Management Programs, Homeland Security Programs, and related programs. This is further divided into:

•·         Doctoral Level

•·         Masters Level Certificate Programs

•·         Bachelor Degrees

•·         Bachelor-Level Concentrations, Minors

•·         Associate Level

•·         Stand Alone Certificate Programs

•·         One or More Courses

You are encouraged to take a more active role in emergency preparedness because safety is everyone's right and responsibility.

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Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

The primary purpose of this program is to apply the established CERT model to the college and university environment. Every campus community is a virtual "city within a city," with many of the same challenges to public health and safety faced by any other community, but also some unique or special risks and vulnerabilities. Whether located in rural, urban or metropolitan areas, colleges and universities have large, diverse and multicultural populations of faculty, staff, and students on campus in residence halls and classrooms during the school year.


Research shows that colleges and universities across the country have experienced critical incidents, emergencies and disasters from a variety of man-made and natural hazards in recent decades. The list includes major fires, hurricanes, floods, hazardous materials incidents, civil disturbances, and domestic terrorist attacks against campus research facilities by environmental or animal rights extremist groups.

Training is given in the following subjects:

•·         Disaster preparedness

•·         Fire safety

•·         Disaster Medical Operations-Parts 1 & 2

•·         Light search and rescue operations

•·         CERT organization

•·         Disaster psychology

•·         Terrorism and CERT

•·         Disaster simulation

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FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, see for more information.

FEMA's Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal:

•·         Incident Management

•·         Operational Planning

•·         Disaster Logistics

•·         Emergency Communications

•·         Service to Disaster Victims

•·         Continuity Programs

•·         Public Disaster Communications

•·         Integrated Preparedness

•·         Hazard Mitigation

Annual Conferences, Workshops, & Symposiums

Conferences are a source of training and dissemination of new information.  Emergency Management is comprised of many sectors that must work together through close association; these sectors include local government, first responders, private sector, state government, and federal agencies.  Through collaboration and ongoing contact, better decisions can be made to provide a safe environment for all.

Provided for you is a list of the upcoming conferences that revolve around the training and research found through emergency managers and their associates. 

Emergency Management Symposium for Colleges & Universities

The purpose of the symposium is to promote the development of "all hazard" emergency management programs at institutions of higher education. The topics to be presented at this symposium are of value to institutions creating new emergency management programs as well as to those institutions with established programs.

Severe Weather Workshop

Please join us for a unique and growing workshop focused on hazardous weather information-sharing, and discussions on the effective transmission of messages about meteorological risk. Emergency managers, weather enthusiasts, teachers, students, meteorologists, broadcasters, and vendors in threat alerting, sheltering, and communications will gather, present, and discuss inter-related topics about weather hazards in early March.

National Hurricane Conference

The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management.

Governor's Hurricane Conference

Join emergency managers and personnel, first responders, state, federal, volunteer agency, business and industry representatives, along with health and medical professionals from around the state, nation and world as they come together to train and learn from each other during the week's many activities.

Emergency Management Higher Education Conference

The annual Emergency Management Higher Education Project Conferences bring together academics representing colleges and universities which (1) have a hazard, disaster, emergency management or homeland security academic program in place, (2) are investigating or developing a hazard, disaster, emergency management or homeland security academic program, or (3) FEMA is seeking to interest in developing such a program.

International Association of Emergency Managers Conference

The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum for current trends and topics, information about the latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security, and advances IAEM committee work. Sessions encourage stakeholders at all levels of government, the private sector, public health and related professions to exchange ideas on collaborating to protect lives and property from disaster. If you are an emergency manager, homeland security official, first response coordinator, private industry risk manager or contingency planner, you will not want to miss the IAEM 59th Annual Conference & EMEX 2011.


Natural Hazards Research & Applications Workshop

Since 1975, the Natural Hazards Center has hosted the annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop involving close to 400 federal, state, and local emergency officials; representatives of nonprofit and humanitarian organizations; hazards researchers; disaster consultants; and others dedicated to alleviating the impacts of disasters.

University Risk Management & Insurance Association Conference

Our regional conferences provide updates and cutting edge risk management information while limiting your expenses and time away from the office.



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