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Since its inception in 1985 the Ohio EMA Introduction to Emergency Management course has provided valuable information on state and county emergency management programs. This 3.5-day course provides new emergency managers and staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to develop an effective emergency management program in the state of Ohio. The course provides information on basic emergency management concepts and functions and how they are applied in Ohio. It includes modules on mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, laws and authorities, and funding and grants.
Understanding the fundamental principles and practices of emergency management provides a framework for the future professional growth of every emergency manager and responder. This course is designed to provide a basic framework and understanding of emergency management and homeland security in Ohio.
Students attending this course must complete the FEMA’s Independent Study Online Course - IS-230.D: Fundamentals of Emergency Management. Click on the link below to access the course and take the exam (student must bring their certificate of completion to class to get credit for the course)
Target Audience (Priority Registration):
County Emergency Managers that have not completed a previous version of the OH-230 Introduction to Emergency Management course and are working on accomplishing their Ohio Revised Code (ORC) training requirement will receive course approval. Likewise, county emergency management personnel that have been in their position for less than four years, and have not completed a previous classroom version of OH-230 Introduction to Emergency Management course. In addition, Ohio EMA will give State Emergency Management personnel priority registration (Priority Registration will be as follows, County EMA Directors, Assistant and Deputy EMA Directors, County EMA Staff, Ohio EMA Staff, etc.).