Emergency Responder Training

Training is available to First Responders in Pierce County through annual classes that are offered throughout the year. The Homeland Security Region 5 (Pierce County) Training & Exercise Committee also selects classes to specifically meet training needs for the First Responders. 

First Responders include Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Works.

Special Classes Offered

NOTE: Student Identification (SID) Number to process all Pierce County, State, and Federal applications is required. Register for an SID number.

FEMA Online Independent Study Courses

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. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link below.

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.

  • Incident Management
  • Operational Planning
  • Disaster Logistics
  • Emergency Communications
  • Service to Disaster Victims
  • Continuity Programs
  • Public Disaster Communications
  • Integrated Preparedness
  • Hazard Mitigation

FEMA Online Independent Study Courses