FEMA PrepTalks are given by subject-matter experts and thought leaders to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers over the next 20 years. Each PrepTalk includes a video, discussion slides, and resources.
Through the Emergency Management Institute FEMA offers hundreds of online independent study courses available to take at any time. Some of the courses offered incude:
IS-100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-200 - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
IS-10.a - Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparendness
The full course list can be found here. You will need to register for a Student Identification Number so that your trainings can be recorded.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) provides advanced, all-hazards training to approximately 50,000 emergency responders annually from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities, as available. The scope of training includes preparedness, protection, and response. Training of state, local, tribal, and territorial responders is fully funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Training of federal, foreign, and private sector responders is on a fee-for-service basis
National Training and Education Division prepares state and local first responders to prevent, protect, respond to, and recover from manmade and natural catastrophic events. NTED draws upon a diverse group of training providers, also referred to as training partners, to develop and deliver NTED approved training courses. These training providers include the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), among others.
State of Maine
Maine Emergency Management Agency frequently offers trainings for Local Emergency Managers and first responder's. Upcoming trainings can be found here. Contact Sagadahoc County Emergency Management Agency for more information.
Maine Municipal Association offers online training classes in Police, Fire & EMS as well as Public Works and Parks and recreation topics. These are all provided for free.
The Responder Safety Learning Network The RSLN is an online training network delivering critical safety training for roadway incident responders. All training is free and delivered 24/7/365 on demand. The self-paced modules include critical components of roadway operations safety in an emergency situation including Traffic Control, Blocking and High Visibility.
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium recoginizes the challenges that are inherent to being a first responder in a rural area and offers both online and in-person training opportunities. Online trainings can be taken at any time while instructor led classes must be requested. All classes are certified by the Department of Homeland Security and are offered tuition-free.