Emergency Response Planning and Training Resources FEMA offers a variety of self-study courses through their Emergency Management Institute. These courses are designed to provide an overview of incident response, incident command, threat assessments, continuity planning, and many other emergency management concerns. In order to comply with National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements, UAH's Emergency Response Plan outlines NIMS training requirements for personnel involved in incident response, recovery, and contingency planning. The following no-cost training resources are available: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Interactive Web-based courses offered by FEMA: IS-546 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness CourseRequired for all personnel indirectly involved in COOP plan preparation. IS-547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)Required for all personnel directly involved in COOP plan preparation. National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) Interactive Web-based courses offered by FEMA. Please refer to Annex A of the UAH Emergency Response Plan for detailed training requirements. IS-100.HE Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction * ICS-300 and ICS-400 courses are courses conducted in a classroom. Both the local Emergency Management Agency and the Huntsville Fire / Rescue Academy sponsor NIMS compliant ICS-300 and 400 training. Please contact your Emergency Management Coordinator for details about when and where these courses will be available. Additional Web-based ICS and NIMS Training Courses FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Courses NIMS Implementation Guidelines for Schools and Higher Education U.S. Department of Education Publications: NIMS Introduction NIMS Implementation Activities for Schools and Higher Education Institutions Checklist: NIMS Implementation Activities for Schools and Higher Education Institutions General Information Action Guide for Emergency Mgmt. at Inst. of Higher Education (US Dept. of Ed - Recommended Reading) Building a Disaster Resistant University (DRU) (FEMA - Recommended Reading) Emergency Planning (US Dept. of Education) Do You Have Continuity? Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry Resource Organization / Resource Inventory Information Resource Organization (DRU excerpt) Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Conducting a Hazard Evaluation Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (DRU excerpt) Conducting a Hazard Risk Assessment Understanding Your Risks (FEMA) Integrating Man-made Hazards Into Mitigation Planning (FEMA) Mitigation Planning Building Support for Mitigation Planning (FEMA) Developing the Mitigation Plan (FEMA) Mitigation Plan Review Reference Manual (FEMA) Local Multi-hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance (FEMA) Other Training Materials Sheltering In Place Training Video Worrisome Student Behaviors: Minimizing Risk (Penn State Public Broadcasting) Shelter in Place - AL Dept. of Public Health (Windows Media Player Required) Sheltering In Place Fact Sheet (Red Cross) General Preparedness - AL Dept. of Public Health (Windows Media Player Required) Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies Kit (Red Cross) Evacuation Planning Training Business Information Continuity: trains IT personnel to respond to varying threats that might impact an organization's access to information. Provides an overview of business information continuity, guides for implementing and managing business information continuity plans, discussion of technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations, and an examination of some legal issues associated with IT. This course is part of FEMA's certificate program through the University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance.