FEMA offers online course to help build partnerships with tribal governments

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 July 2004

Citation

(2004), "FEMA offers online course to help build partnerships with tribal governments", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2004.07313cab.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


FEMA offers online course to help build partnerships with tribal governments

FEMA offers online course to help build partnerships with tribal governments

In January 2004, FEMA released an on-line, independent study course for those working with tribal governments to protect native people and their property against all types of hazards. The course is available to anyone who has an interest in learning more about building partnerships with tribal communities. Throughout the course, tribal representatives speak about their history, their culture, their way of life, and what those working with them need to know to develop good relationships.

Specialists at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) developed the course, which is part of the institute’s extensive independent study program. Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments, IS 650, includes lessons covering historical and legal perspectives, tribal culture, and challenges in delivering government programs. Those who pass the final exercise receive a certificate of completion. The course is available on-line at: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is650.asp

Additionally, EMI has recently issued its 2004 Catalog of Activities, which lists all the EMI courses available in mitigation, readiness and technology, professional development, disaster operations and recovery, chemical emergency preparedness, and integrated emergency management. The catalog includes both the resident training provided at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland, as well as the dozens of non-resident courses and independent study courses offered by EMI. For a copy, contact EMI, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727; (800) 238-3358, (301) 447-1000

Available at: www.training.fema.gov/emi web

(Extracted from the Natural Hazards Observor, March 2004)