4. FEMA Partner Coordination of Disaster Response & Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute is currently recruiting students for two four-day offerings of Partner Coordination of Disaster Response & Recovery, course number E0824.  The course is intended to improve coordination among the various local, state, tribal, federal, volunteer and private partners responding to or recovering from a disaster.  In brief, it teaches participants how to play nice with others.

The instruction sessions take place at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland on April 25th through 28th or on August 29th through September 1st, 2016.  Classes, instructional materials and lodging are provided at no cost, but all students are required to purchase meal tickets for the duration of their stay.  Travel may or may not be provided, depending on the type of agency or organization that agrees to send you.

To request attendance at one of these trainings, complete FEMA Form 119-25-1 at http://www.training.fema.gov/apply/ , and add your signature and that of your supervisor at the agency you intend to represent.  Forward this form according to the instructions for Training Opportunity No.1225 at http://www.training.fema.gov/emi.aspx at least six weeks prior to the start of the course you plan to attend.  And if this course is not your cup of tea, the training center offers hundreds of others throughout the year.