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IS-450.NC: Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to provide practical steps you can take to prepare for emergencies that could threaten your home, workplace, and community. This course is intended specifically for Federal employees living and working in the National Capital Region.

The first lesson focuses on the importance of personal emergency preparedness and its relationship to your professional responsibilities as a Federal employee. The second lesson introduces the four steps to personal emergency preparedness: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. The last lesson reinforces the concepts learned in the previous lessons by applying the four steps of emergency preparedness to a given scenario.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of emergency preparedness and its relationship to personal and professional responsibilities
  • Explain basic steps you should take today to be better prepared for a range of emergencies and increase your ability to recover from the effects
  • Identify items to include in an emergency supply kit for your home and workplace
  • Apply the four steps of emergency preparedness—Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved—to a given scenario

Primary Audience

Federal employees living and working in the National Capital Region

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour