Individuals who are not affiliated with a public safety or other government entity wanting to take FEMA and other courses through a local, state or FEMA program must receive approval from and register through their local emergency management office.
FEMA Independent Study Courses are open to any individual and can be accessed through FEMA's website listed below.
Local Emergency Management & Emergency Services Training:
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.
Emergency Communications Systems - Through existing regulations, agreements and special coordination, the Director of Johnson County Emergency Management utilizes and recognizes Johnson County ECS, Inc. as a resource for highly trained, prepared and professional storm spotting and emergency communications providers. You'll also receive information on training, storm spotter policies & procedures and how to become a recognized storm spotter for Johnson County.
American Red Cross Shelter Training - The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross provides shelter training on a regular basis. Please see their website for details.
Emergency Management Courses - Johnson County Emergency Management posts all trainings, workshops, seminars, and conference information available to first responders an the general public at this training website.
State & National Emergency Management & Emergency Services Training
State Emergency Management Links:
- Kansas Emergency Management
- Missouri Emergency Management
- Nebraska Emergency Management
- Iowa Emergency Management