Disaster Medicine Training Related Websites
I. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency (FEMA).
The National Training and Education (NTE) online Course Catalog provides searchable integrated information on courses provided or managed by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and National Training and Education Division (NTED).
i. Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
Train at the nation's premier all-hazards training center! FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center.
ii. Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Through its courses and integrated programs, 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. Particular emphasis is placed on governing doctrine such as the National Response Framework, National Incident Management System, and the National Preparedness Guidelines.
A. Distance Learning OR Independent Study Program
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.
iii. 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 private sector and citizens in recognition of their significant role in domestic preparedness.
II. National Disaster Life Support Foundation's
The National Disaster Life Support Foundation, Inc. (NDLSF) oversees the National Disaster Life Support (NDLS) courses, a series of educational programs to better prepare health care professionals and emergency response personnel for mass casualty events. The NDLS courses are comprehensive, all-hazards, competency-based, standardized, and multi-disciplinary. These courses assist health professional respond to mass casualty events regardless the cause. Some of the courses are online but the main courses are classes.
III. Preparing Hospitals For Disasters
Very nice website was developed by the California hospitals and health systems in all-hazards’s disaster planning as a repository of emergency preparedness information, tools, and resources. Very huge collection of the Emergency Preparedness topics.
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Contains a lot of Emergency Preparedness Courses.
V. DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Provide webinars, online and classes. Their mission is to provide high-quality, all-hazards trainings and exercises for capabilities-based preparedness focused on reducing the public health and safety consequences of disasters. Our programs are based on the core functional areas of Emergency Support Function 8.
VI. Community clinic Association
Unique webpage contains a lot of resources for Emergency Preparedness.
VII. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC plays a key role in preparing the nation for all types of public health threats, including natural, biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear incidents. When a disaster occurs, CDC is prepared to respond and support national, state, and local partners to save lives and reduce suffering. CDC also helps these partners recover and restore public health functions after the initial response.
VIII. Public Health Emergency Preparedness
This resource was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) as part of its Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2011. Many of AHRQ's PHEP materials and activities will be supported by other Federal agencies. Notice of transfer to another agency will be posted on this site.
IX. Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
The TEEX programs include fire and rescue, infrastructure and safety, law enforcement, economic and workforce development, and homeland security. TEEX delivers comprehensive training through both classroom and hands-on instruction and as online courses. Hosting services for online courses, technical assistance and technology validation, and bilingual training and translation services also are available.
X. Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
This website contains some course related to the pediatric disasters and EMS.
XI. The Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Response Information Network and Training Services (Pacific EMPRINTS)
Pacific EMPRINTS is a continuing education (CE) training partnership of several organizations. In collaboration with other partners below, we offer an extensive variety of online distance learning courses, face-to-face and online problem-based learning courses, podcasts, live training exercises, disaster life support training.
XII. The School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota
The School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota is ranked one of the top 10 institution in the US. They offer a superior array of advanced degrees and are home to numerous world-renowned research and training centers. Online trainings may require registration with the School of Public Health. Once you have registered, you may log in for any future training without registering again.
XIII. Voices of Experience Conference
The Voices of Experience Conference series is a one-day conference in Massachusetts designed to prepare healthcare industry leaders to make knowledgeable decisions under difficult circumstances at critical times. Nationally recognized experts have spoken at the previous conference about the impacts of failed infrastructure and leadership during disasters.
XIV. Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) provides training, research, evaluation, and communications services to support public health organizations.