35: USFA Coffee Break Training

Buried within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Within FEMA is the United States Fire Administration (USFA), and within the USFA is a federal training school at Emmitsburg, Maryland known as the National Fire Academy (NFA).  The NFA offers many different kinds of training primarily intended for fire and emergency medical services personnel, but some of these training opportunities have value to the general public, including ARES members.

One opportunity, known as Coffee Break Training

( http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/coffee-break/index.shtm ), is designed for those with just a few minutes to spare.  The trainings are typically a single page long.  The Coffee Break home page includes a section labeled Command and Control series, which includes pages on various incident command functions, use of spontaneous volunteers and volunteer reception centers.

As usual, this information will be posted to the Ohio District 3 ARES website.