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Beginning April 1st, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT http://training.fema.gov will be down for maintenance. Access to exams will not be possible during this maintenance period. Service is expected to resume by 8:30AM EDT. Please use the comment form on this web site to report any issues after the maintenance window has completed.
Also on April 1st, 2015 at 8:30am (EDT) the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting your Independent Study (IS) final exam. You must continue to use your SSN or Alternate ID number until April 1st at 8:30am (EDT); however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.
The Emergency Management Institute is pleased to announce the newly revised independent study course, IS-394.a Protecting your Home or Small Business from Disaster. The course replaces IS-394 Mitigation for Homeowners.
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable participants to:
Describe different types of natural disasters
Describe hazards that pose a risk to their home or small business
Explain how protective measures can reduce or eliminate long-term risks to their home and personal property from hazards and their effects
Explain how protective measures for small businesses secure people, business property, and building structures and prevent business loss from a natural disaster
The primary audience for IS-394.a, like its predecessor, is small business owners, homeowners, and individual citizens. It is presented in a non-technical format and includes protective measures that can reduce the negative consequences of disasters on homes or small businesses.