Nonprofit organizations, private-sector, small and medium entrepreneurial businesses each has a role as members of their local community, the ‘whole community’ to understand their role locally and nationally from man-made and natural disasters when they strike.
You are a vital member of the community.
Ensure key executives, management, administrative, operations, and front-line staff members understand their role not only within your organization, but locally and nationally when disaster strikes. To reduce the stress, and contribute to business, individual, family, and community planning and preparedness.
How? It starts by completing just one of the FEMA independent study courses listed below.
Be safe, Be prepared, understand your role.
Release of National Preparedness System Independent Study Program Courses
The National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies. These risks include events such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other man-made hazards, terrorist attacks and cyber-attacks. The National Preparedness Goal also describes 32 activities, called core capabilities, which address the greatest risks to the nation.
The National Planning Frameworks, which are part of the National Preparedness System, set the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining, and delivering the core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal. They describe the coordinating structures and alignment of key roles and responsibilities for the whole community and ensure interoperability across all mission areas.
The updates to the Independent Study Courses focus on discrete, critical content revisions as a result of the 2015 and 2016 National Preparedness Goal and National Planning Framework refresh efforts. Additional changes in the courses are the result of the lessons learned from implementing the
Frameworks through recent real world events, as well as the findings of the National Preparedness Report.
The course web links are listed below. A revised course for the refreshed National Disaster Recovery Framework will be released at a later date.
IS-2000: National Preparedness Goal and System Overview: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-2000
IS-2500: National Prevention Framework, An Introduction: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-2500
IS-2600: National Protection Framework, An Introduction: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-2600
IS-2700: National Mitigation Framework, An Introduction: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-2700
IS-800.c: National Response Framework, An Introduction: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-800.c