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COVID-19 Information for National Emergency Training Center Students

Note: effective July 28, 2021, all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status or level of COVID transmission in your local area, are required to wear a mask inside all DHS workspaces and Federal buildings.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams, The Online Admissions Application, IMDA, and STAR will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

Extended Outage

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM EST. This is a planned three (3) day EXTENDED OUTAGE, ending Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST. All EMI web services will be unavailable for this time period. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

FEMA's Higher Education Articles and Papers

Emergency Management Higher Education Articles, Papers, etc.

Documents below provided in MS Word, PowerPoint, Rich Text Format(rtf), PDF format and/or Winzip utility for large size file downloading and unzipping.

  • Avian Influenza Pandemic Conference Notes. Reporter: Edwin Jewett. Avian Influenza Pandemic Conference, Middlesex Community College, The Program on Homeland Security, Terrence B. Downes, Esq., Executive Director. December 6, 2005. - 91KB Word

  • Listing of Natural Hazards in the United States Compiled by B. Wayne Blanchard, Higher Education Project Manager Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. May 2, 2005.

  • Status of Emergency Management Theory. Dr. David McEntire, Director, Emergency Administration and Planning Program, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Paper presented at the FEMA Higher Education Conference, June 8, 2004, Emmitsburg, MD. 2004. PDF

  • Disasters by Discipline: necessary dialog for emergency management education. Brenda D. Phillips, Ph.D. Professor of Emergency Management, Jacksonville State University. 1-256-782-8053. A presentation made at the Workshop “Creating Educational Opportunities for the Hazards Manager of the 21st Century.” Denver, Colorado, October 22, 2003. I extend my appreciation to Deborah Thomas and Dave Neal for their suggestions and guidance but retain responsibility for any comments and conclusions.

  • Emergency Management Higher Education. Abstract of Presentation of B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM
    An overview of (1) the history, current status, and future projections of Emergency Management Higher Education Programs for students - degrees, concentrations and certificates, (2) the history, current status and future projections for the FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project, and (3) thoughts on future emergency management professional development issues and core competency areas. A Power Point Presentation or Rich Text Format(rtf).

  • The Emergency Manager Of The Future by Monique C. Hite, National Research Council. A Summary of a Workshop, June 13, 2003, Washington, DC. The FEMA Emergency Management Higher Education Project thanks the International Research Committee on Disasters for the use of this copyrighted article. The complete citation is: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, November 2000, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 417-437.

  • The Role of Colleges and Universities in Disaster Reduction by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D., CEM, Emergency Management Higher Education Project Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency. A Power Point Presentation.

For further information on the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

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