Friday, May 10, 2013

FEMA Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP)

EMPP is intended to provide: foundational knowledge and skills for entry into the field; requisite skills to practicing professionals within specific programs or operational areas; knowledge and skills for mid-level professionals; and strategic leadership and critical thinking for senior leaders and policy makers involved with national and international events and policy.

The EMPP consist of two major components: The Emergency Management Academies and Specialized and Technical Training Programs. The Emergency Management Academies include required attendance at the Emergency Management Basic Academy, the Emergency Manager Leaders Academy and the Emergency Manager Executive Academy. The Specialized and Technical Training Programs are grouped in common areas such as, Planning, Training, Exercises, and COOP.

Details of the program are located at the following web address:

The EMPP is a significant step in developing a professional status for Emergency Managers.

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