Wednesday, October 7, 2009


If you don't recognize what those letters mean in the headline to this post, you may be missing out on a pretty good (FREE!) training opportunity. FEMA's Emergency Management Institute offers an independent study program online that everyone is welcome to use. Everything from 'Radiological Emergency Response' to 'Disaster Basics' to 'Principals of Emergency Management' to 'Livestock in Disasters' and dozens of more courses are available online at Granted, there is no substitute for actual hands-on, cobbling together a shelter in the pouring rain type of classes that people spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to take, however these online classes will give you a general overview of disaster preparedness from the government's point of view and will probably even teach you a few things you didn't know.

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