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    New FEMA Independent Study Courses

    Available online via: http://training.fema.gov/is/

    IS-235.b - Emergency Planning
    IS-326 - Community Tsunami Preparedness
    IS-660 - Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
    IS-318 - Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
    IS-247 - Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

    These courses are free and available online at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt jon View Post
    Available online via: http://training.fema.gov/is/

    IS-235.b - Emergency Planning
    IS-326 - Community Tsunami Preparedness
    IS-660 - Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
    IS-318 - Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
    IS-247 - Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

    These courses are free and available online at any time.
    As an update, I have recently completed the IS-660 (Intro to Public-Private Partnerships) and can offer the following: It is a relatively short course, but it does touch on the importance of building partnerships within local communities; more so in this resource constrained environment. It provides a snapshot of guiding principles and the roadmap to building these partnerships.

    IS-247 (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) is another short course (perhaps 2 to 3 hours of reading and the short test) that covers the newly implemented warning and notification system. I learned quite a bit about the system that I was totally unaware of.

    I would recommend both of these courses based on my experience, if for nothing other than providing some additional awareness of the subjects. In addition, the opportunity to garner some free training from a recognized partner is reason enough.

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    I just completed IS-910 in less than 45 minutes, pretty basic stuff, easy reading comprehension. I had forgotten about FEMA courses so thanks for the reminder and I know what I'm doing for the rest of my sick leave.

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