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Course Title: Leveraging Tools for Coordinated Community Disaster Communications
Status: This course is currently pending FEMA Certification.

This course gives participants a broader view of communication needs for different groups and organizations before, during and after a disaster.  Participants are given the opportunity to review their community’s disaster communications capabilities as well as compare and contrast a range of hardware and software tools.  Tools are discussed and in some cases demonstrated with participants in order to familiarize participants with existing technologies and introduce emerging technologies.

Course Modules include:

  • Review of Informational Needs
  • Communication Hardware and Software Tools



Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative

  • Emergency Management

  • Fire Services

  • Law Enforcement

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Public Health

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

  • Other
Contact Hours: 4
AIA Credits --
APA Credits --
ASFPM Credits 3.5 Continuing Education Credits
ASIS Credits --
IACET Credits 0.3 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits --
IAEM (E/G) Credits --
Type: Awareness





Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.