FEMA Emergency Management Institute opened a new Independent Study Course on January 5, 2011.

The course is entitled IS-909 Community Preparedness Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

Here is a brief synopsis of the course:

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

- Identify the definition of preparedness.
- Describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness.
- Identify community preparedness principles.
- Describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities.
- Identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program.
- Identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.

Primary Audience

Whole community including emergency management personnel and representatives of faith-based and nonprofit organizations.

Here is the link to this new course:

It would be a good class for all "Amateurs" to complete. It shouldn't take more than one hour to complete and pass the ten question test to receive your Certificate of Completion.
73  Corey / KC0YNS