The following are some training opportunities to help you prepare for different types of emergency situations.
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 City and County of Denver Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management has developed Citizen Emergency Response Training as a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train citizens of our community in basic preparedness and skills.
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.
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.
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.