11: Family Preparedness Training

Emergency response organizations have learned over the years is that disaster staff, both paid and volunteer, must have their work, home, family and pet situations under control before they can be deployed to help others.  FEMA has recognized these issues and its Emergency Management Institute has prepared several Independent Study courses in response.

IS-909, Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone might be a good starting place.

IS-394.A, Protecting Your Home or Small Business from Disaster, followed by:

IS-22, Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness might be next.

Finally, the northern District 3 counties especially should take IS-325, Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk and Mitigation to prepare their homes for possible damaging earthquakes.All IS courses are available at training.fema.gov