FEMA Independent Study Courses for the Public

IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

The title says it all: this class was made to give citizens a broad overview of natural, man made, and terrorist type disasters and how to react to them. It teaches you about preparedness kits, sheltering in place, and other important skills. This course is highly recommended by Teton County Emergency Management. You can also call 1.800.480.2520 to get your free copy. Access this Course

IS-36 Multihazard Planning for Childcare

This course covers the steps to help childcare providers prepare for incidents to ensure the safety of the children at their site. Childcare providers must have plans and procedures to keep children safe from everyday hazards and to respond and recover when an emergency happens. Access this Course

IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams

Although this class in and of itself will not certify you to be a CERT member, it will give you a very good foundation to build upon if you decide to take the CERT class through Teton County Emergency Management and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS. Access this Course

IS-325 Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation

This independent study course presents basic information on earthquake science, risk, and mitigation. It also discusses techniques for structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation. Earthquake Basics is targeted to a wide range of audiences, including homeowners, business owners, the private sector, federal and state organizations. Although certification is not a part of the course, short quizzes are included to enhance interactivity and to boost retention. Access this Course

IS-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency. Access this Course

IS-394.A Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster

This course is designed to help you take measures to reduce the impact a disaster could have on your home or small business. It covers different types of disasters and some common-sense approaches to mitigating against those events. Access this Course

IS-906 Workplace Security Awareness

This course provides guidance to individuals and organizations on how to improve the security in your workplace. No workplace—be it an office building, construction site, factory floor, or retail store—is immune from security threats. Access this Course

IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. Access this Course

IS-909 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. Access this Course

IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards

The purpose of this course is to make persons 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. Access this Course