2. FEMA EMI Courses active again

For any Ohio District 3 ARES members who have been working on FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study courses, the school has reopened for at least three weeks.  They are rapidly catching up on their course completion certificate backlog, and you can safely submit course exams for credit again at training.fema.gov .

Some of January’s EMI residential courses have been cancelled due to the shutdown, while others are postponed until later in the year.

A second shutdown in just over two weeks is still a strong possibility, so I recommend that any hams who haven’t completed IS-100, 200, 700 and 800 use the time we’re spending indoors this winter to wrap those courses up.  And don’t forget to share your course completion certificates with your County EC, District EC and with the Section EC at arrl.volunteerhub.com   Our SEC takes this training seriously, and I doubt if that will change anytime soon.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV.