FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute is offering a series of online courses that deal with emergency preparedness and public-private partnerships. These independent study courses are self-paced and free. Courses include:
Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
This course provides an introduction to the role of public-private partnerships in emergency preparedness and planning. The goal of this training is to establish a common vocabulary for public sector agencies and private sector organizations interested in utilizing partnerships to improve response, recovery, and resilience.
Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable participants to identify hazards that pose risk to home or business, and learn about protective measures that can reduce or eliminate those long-term risks to people and property.
Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
The purpose of this course is to present a model program for community preparedness. In addition, resources materials are available to help organizations conduct simple preparedness activities for everyone.
Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards
The purpose of this course is to make people involved in commercial retail operations aware of the actions they can take to identify and report suspicious purchases or thefts of products that actors could use in terrorist or other criminal activities.
For more course offerings, check out the FEMA Independent Study Program page.