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Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP)

The vision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is to strengthen the field of emergency management by establishing an Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP). The EMPP provides a framework for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter and progress through the field and to meet the challenges of a dynamic and complex environment. The entire EMPP curriculum is designed to provide a lifetime of learning for a career in emergency management.

The EMPP includes three distinct competency-based academies shown in the table below:

National Emergency Management Academies


National Emergency
Management Basic Academy
(NEMBA)
Focus: Foundational knowledge and skills in Emergency Management
National Emergency Management
Advanced Academy
(NEMAA)
Focus: Advanced Concepts and Issues in Emergency Management; Leadership & Management; and Critical/Strategic Thinking
National Emergency Management
Executive Academy
(NEMEA)
Focus: Executive Level Leadership Theories, Strategic and Critical Thinking, Decision Making and Complex Systems

Public Information Officer Programs


Basic Public Information Officer
Focus:
Teaches PIOs basic skills and techniques for use during small, localized single-agency responses.
Joint Information System/ Center Planning for Tribal, State and Local Public Information Officers
Focus:
Outlines the communications needed for different incidents and define the roles of the PIO within Incident Command System
Advanced Public Information Officer
Focus:
The advanced level course teaches participants additional skills for use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning operations.
Master Public Information Officer Program
Focus:
The Master Public Information Officer Program is a three-course series that prepares public information officers for an expanded role in delivering public information and warning using a strategic whole community approach.

Points of Contact

Contact these individuals for more information about the following programs:

 
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