Disaster training can save lives and minimize property damage. In addition, disaster training coordinates the allocation of limited resources and the response capacity of local resources to all types of disasters. Disaster training is available free at these resources.
American Red Cross offers training classes at its local chapters. For immediate, free online training, the American Red Cross has a comprehensive course which teaches basic disaster principles.
A free series of online independent courses called Incident Command System (ICS) is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The series provides training and helps you develop a management plan which details who does what and when. FEMA's Independent Study Program offers many courses that you can download. FEMA grants a certificate if you pass the final exam.
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Training program offer an introduction to disaster class in addition to courses which cover different aspects of disasters. Classes are offered at United States Salvation Army locations.
Columbia University's National Center for Disaster Preparedness has free online high-tech webinars which surpass basic disaster training.
You may download free courses at the Centers for Disease Control website (www.bt.cdc.gov). They concentrate on chemically-related emergencies such as bioterrorism attacks and bombing. The courses are available in English and Spanish.
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