The following are some training opportunities to help you prepare for different types of emergency situations.
FREE TO ALL STATE EMPLOYEES!!! 3rd Annual State Risk SafetyEXPO:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Emergency Management Institute
offers independent study (self-paced) courses designed for people who
have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All
are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. FEMA’s
independent study program offers courses that support the nine mission
areas identified by the national preparedness goal: incident management,
operational planning, disaster logistics, emergency communications,
public disaster communications, service to disaster victims, continuity
programs, integrated preparedness and hazard mitigation.
AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING:
American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. American Red Cross Mile High Chapter training opportunities consist of individual and group training including first aid, CPR, AED, professional rescuer, lifeguard/water safety, babysitting training and instructor training courses.
PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOPS: The purpose of these workshops are to provide participants with the skills needed to be self-reliant for an extended period of time. Learn how to increase the capacity of your community to survive disasters by participating in preparedness, response and recovery activities. The primary objective is to enable participants to prepare themselves, their families, neighborhoods, communities, and places of worship for emergencies.
Please check back for upcoming workshop dates!
The Colorado BNICE Training Center is a regional training center for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation and offers a variety of basic and advanced disaster life support classes. All classes provide students with the opportunity to receive a three-year certification in the disaster curriculum.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may
impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and
disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom
and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their
neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional
responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are
encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more
active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
FInd out how to get involved in CERT training near you:CLICK HERE
for more information about the City of Aurora, Colorado
CERT ProgramCLICK HERE
for more information about the City of Denver, Colorado
As a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, federal, state and local governments have made equipping and training first responders a top priority. In 2003, Denver was selected to receive grant funding for the Denver Urban Area. Denver Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Training is available to both UASI and North Central Region (NCR) partners on a priority basis, with additional class vacancies open to other Colorado agencies. If you see a class you’d like to attend, contact Stuart Pike at 303-724-0148 or stuart.pike@ucdenver@edu.