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EMI Releases New Independent Study Courses


November 8, 2011


FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has introduced two new Independent Study Courses of special interest for local emergency management programs.

Both courses offer 0.2 CEUs upon completion.

IS-552 - The Public Works Role in Emergency Management

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the role of Public Works departments in community emergency management. The training is intended to help communities improve their emergency management efforts regarding the functions of public works agencies prior to, during, and after disasters.

The primary audience is public works professionals, urban planners, local government officials and elected officials

There are no prerequisites, and the course length is approximately 2 hours.

IS-29 - Public Information Officer Awareness

Course Description

This course covers basic information about the role of a State or local Public Information Officer. The goal of this awareness course is to provide an orientation to the public information function and the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in the public safety/emergency management environment.

This course is designed for new or less experienced State or local Public Information Officers (PIOs) or those who have this role as a secondary function. It will take approximately 2 and a half hours to complete online.

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, this course will serve as a prerequisite for the 2-day classroom course, G-290 Basic Public Information Officer.

Want more?

EMI offers a full library of Independent Study Courses, at the EMU website.



Michael Grant, MEMA Training Officer