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National Emergency Management Basic Academy

E/L0101 – Foundations of Emergency Management

Course Overview

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the need to tie training programs to an established set of emergency management competencies and to a career development program through a progressive training and education system that includes the entry-level Academy, called the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Training objectives for this course, Foundations of Emergency Management, are based on the newly established Emergency Manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA); the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); and local, State, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

The following topics in emergency management are covered in this course: legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness; team building; mitigation; response; prevention and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.

Selection Criteria

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Prerequisites

Required: Students must have completed all of the prerequisite EMI Independent Study courses before submitting their application for the E/L0101 course.
Eleven online Independent Study courses are required as prerequisites to the classroom courses. All eleven must be completed before submitting an application for E/L0101

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-120: Introduction to Exercise
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources
  • IS-230: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-235: Emergency Planning
  • IS-240: Leadership and Influencing
  • IS-241: Decision Making
  • IS-242: Effective Communication
  • IS-244: Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Course Length

5 days

CEUs

4.0

 
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