Training & Education Tutorial > Other Resources
This section outlines resources outside of this tutorial that can provide additional information on preparedness training and education.
- Bioterrorism and Emergency Preparedness Competencies
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a foundation for Public Health Workers from which to build locally relevant training, exercises, and drills.
- Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center.
- Center for Preparedness and Resilience
The Center for Preparedness and Resilience, a division of the George Washington University (GW) Office of Homeland Security, is a comprehensive training and solutions center for all first responders and emergency response officials.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emergency Preparedness and Response
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC's primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.
- Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
CERTs are sponsored and funded by the national Citizen Corps program. The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
- Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
The COPS Office provides comprehensive and innovative education, training, and technical assistance to state, local, and tribal law enforcement on community policing and a vast array of current and emerging law enforcement issues.
- Continuing Education Plan
On this website, public health workers can search trainings by Competency Domain or Core Competency.
- Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) were designed for public health professionals at three different levels: Tier 1 (entry level), Tier 2 (supervisors and managers) and Tier 3 (senior managers and CEOs). The Core Competencies are a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health, reflecting the characteristics that staff of public health organizations may want to possess as they work to protect and promote health in the community.
- Core Public Health Worker Competences for Emergency Preparedness and Response
The Columbia School of Nursing provides core competencies in emergency preparedness for public health workers. Some are applicable to every worker; others are specific to those in administrative, professional, and technical or support positions.
- Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of state, local, and tribal government officials, volunteer organizations, FEMA’s disaster workforce, other Federal agencies, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the American public.
- Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center (EMRTC)
EMRTC provides DHS approved training to qualified first responders from all over the nation.
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
FLETC serves as an interagency law enforcement training organization for 90 federal agencies. The FLETC also provides services to state, local, tribal, and international law enforcement agencies.
- FEMA Independent Study Program
This program offers self-paced courses free-of-charge for both the general public and the emergency management community.
- Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
Through the Office of the Surgeon General, the MRC engages volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response, and community resilience. MRC volunteers train individually and with other members of the unit in order to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities.
- Medical Reserve Corps Competencies Matrix
This matrix is a suggested guide for training MRC volunteers at the local level.
- National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT)
Since 1998, the NCBRT has been a provider of high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States. The purpose of this catalog is to help find training to prepare responders for tomorrow's threats.
- National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)
The NERRTC of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) was established in 1998 to enhance the capabilities of emergency responders and local officials to prepare for, respond to, and recover from catastrophic events resulting from natural events, man-made accidents, or terrorist attacks.
- National Exercise Program (NEP)
NEP is a congressionally mandated exercise program designed to strengthen the nation's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction or natural disasters. NEP enables federal, state, and local departments and agencies to align their homeland security exercise programs.
- National Fire Academy (NFA)
The NFA is sponsored by the United States Fire Administration and FEMA. The NFA works to enhance the ability of fire and emergency services and allied professionals to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies.
- National Preparedness Directorate National Training and Education
The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) online course catalog provides searchable, integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Emergency Management Institute, and the National Training and Education Division.
- National Training and Education Division (NTED)
NTED serves the nation's first responder community, offering more than 150 courses to help build critical skills that responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events. NTED primarily serves state, local, and tribal entities in 10 professional disciplines, but has expanded to serve the private-sector in recognition of their significant role in domestic preparedness.
- Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8)
PPD-8 is aimed at strengthening the security and resilience of the United States through systematic preparation for the threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation, including acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters. While this directive is intended to galvanize action by the Federal Government, it is also aimed at facilitating an integrated, all-of-Nation, capabilities-based approach to preparedness.
- Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice
The Council on Linkages is a coalition of representatives from 19 national organizations. It has been furthering academic/practice collaboration to assure a well-trained, competent workforce and strong, evidence-based public health infrastructure since 1992.
- Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program
The REP program ensures the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants and informs and educates the public about radiological emergency preparedness.
- Responder Knowledge Base (RKB)
The mission of the RKB is to provide emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.
- Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RPDC)
The RPDC provdes training and resources for emergency first responders, with an emphasis on rural areas. The RDPC developed its courses to address situations where big city resources may not be available. The training is certified by the DHS and provided at no cost.
- State Administrative Agency (SAA)
This FEMA website provides information about a state's points of contact.
- The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
NDPC is a professional alliance sponsored through the DHS/FEMA National Preparedness Directorate. Each of the seven member organizations has distinguished themselves nationally as experts in chemicals, explosives, radiological/nuclear devices, bioterrorism, counter-terrorism, agroterrorism, and emergency management systems. NDPC reflects the missions of all these organizations with its commitment to provide quality, cost-effective counter-terrorism training to our nation’s emergency responders.
Web-Forms is an electronic data management system, which was built to assist the SAA and/or Training Point of Contact (TPOC) with the reporting of non-NTED provided training information supported by Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds.