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Supporting efforts for Harvey & Irma: The compassion of the American people is already evident in their response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. People can help the disaster survivors who have been affected by visiting www.nvoad.org to donate or volunteer with the voluntary or charitable organization of their choice, many of which are already in the field supporting survivors. For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey, or https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-irma.

EMI Course Cancellations: Due to EMI support of the response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, some of our on campus courses have been cancelled during the months of September, October, and November. Please Visit https://training.fema.gov/cancellations.aspx for more information.


Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register for one today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. Please do not contact the Independent Study program office as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

If you have an inquiry regarding the FEMA Independent Study Program, NIMS or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) related requests such as: requests for certificates, transcripts, online test scores/results, please contact the FEMA Independent Study program office at 301-447-1200 or email Independent.Study@fema.dhs.gov for further assistance. Please do not contact the FEMA SID Help Desk as they are unable to provide assistance with these requests.

Mitigation Curriculum

  • The Mitigation Curriculum provides training for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments that are working to eliminate or reduce the long-term risk to human life and property posed by earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, dam failures, landslides, hurricanes, and other natural hazards.
  • The curriculum includes training courses of varying lengths. Resident offerings* generally last 4 days while field* courses last 1 to 2 days. Some offerings are appropriate only for resident delivery because they require instruction by representatives of a number of Federal agencies and facilitators located in the Washington, DC, area.
  • Many of the courses offered in this curriculum area directly support the training requirements of Federal
    programs, such as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the National Hurricane Program, and the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). Participants in these courses learn about program regulations and policies and are provided with the tools and techniques for implementing mitigation strategies.

Note:

  • Resident Offerings: Courses delivered on EMI campus
  • Field Offerings: Courses delivered off EMI campus
 

 
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