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Course Information (Alphabetical Order)

 

Course Name:

Animals in Disaster, Awareness & Preparedness

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-10

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This course is intended to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers. It includes sections on typical hazards, how these affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters. It is also intended to help animal owners, care providers and industries to better understand emergency management.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

As it Should Be Done: Workplace Precautions Against Bloodborne Pathogens

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

Delivery Type:

Video

Course Summary:

This 24 minute video explains how workers can protect themselves against occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens, such as Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). This program is targeted primarily to health care workers and related professionals. OSHA, (1992).

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Are You Ready? An in Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-22

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

The "Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" has been designed to help citizens learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-7

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This independent study course provides a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local community, State, and the federal government in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management who need a general introduction to disaster assistance.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Construction Safety – Choice or Chance

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

Delivery Type:

Video

Course Summary:

A 15 minute video which highlights the four leading causes of fatalities on construction sites and stresses the responsibility for safety as a joint effort of government, management, and employees. OSHA (2000, April)

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

CPR/AED Anytime

Delivery Type:

Self-Study (workbook, DVD, practice manikin)

Course Summary:

Heartsaver Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Anytime is an innovative approach to providing training because it allows students to learn adult CPR and AED skills individually at their own pace in their own home.

 

The Heartsaver AED Anytime kit contains everything needed to learn CPR and AED skills. Students can learn adult CPR in less than 30 minutes using a DVD and personal manikin and learn AED skills in under 45 minutes using a computer-based CD-ROM.

 

Each Heartsaver AED Anytime kit contains: 

  • A personal, inflatable CPR manikin
  • CPR Skills Practice DVD
  • Heartsaver AED Student Workbook
  • Heartsaver AED Anywhere software
  • Pocket mask and non-latex gloves

Cost:

Residents: $65.00 (to purchase a kit, call S.J.F.D. at 254-0948)                       

Non-Residents:  Not Available  

 


 

Course Name:

CPR Anytime (Adult)

Delivery Type:

Self-Study (workbook, DVD, practice manikin)

Course Summary:

This personal learning program is designed to teach the core skills of Adult CPR in just 22 minutes. The program can be completed individually or in large groups. Each kit includes a personal, inflatable Manikin (Mini Anne), a CPR Anytime Skills Practice DVD, a CPR for Family and Friends resource booklet, and other accessories for the program. The self-directed course is based on the traditional AHA CPR for Family and Friends Course and has been research-proven to be equivalent to the traditional course for learning the core skills of CPR. 

Cost:

Residents:  $35.00 (to purchase a kit, call S.J.F.D. at 254-0948)                       

Non-Residents:  Not Available  

 


 

Course Name:

CPR Anytime (Infant)

Delivery Type:

Self-Study (workbook, DVD, practice manikin)

Course Summary:

Infant CPR Anytime is designed to teach the core skills of infant CPR and relief of choking in just 22 minutes. Developed in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and using the technology of Laerdal Medical, the Infant CPR Anytime kit contains everything needed to learn infant CPR and relief of choking in your own home. Each kit contains a CPR Skills Practice DVD, a personal, inflatable Mini Baby CPR manikin, fold-out quick reference guides in 2 sizes, a practice phone, sanitizing wipes and an extra lung for the Mini Baby manikin.

Cost:

Residents:  $40.00 (to purchase a kit, call S.J.F.D. at 254-0948)                       

Non Residents:  Not Available  

 


 

Course Name:

Decision Making & Problem Solving

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-241

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

Being able to make decisions and solve problems effectively is a necessary and vital part of the job for every emergency manager, planner, and responder. This course is designed to improve your decision-making skills. It addresses:

  • The decision-making process
  • Decision-making styles
  • Attributes of an effective decision maker
  • Ethical decision making and problem solving

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Ergonomic Programs that Work

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA

Delivery Type:

Video

Course Summary:

This 21 minute video shares valuable information and tips from two OSHA compliance officers on evaluating ergonomic programs. OSHA, (1998, March).

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Fire Extinguisher Selection, Use and Maintenance

Course Source:

Brooks Equipment

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This a great self-study course on the selection, use and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers.  It can be used as a training tool for new operators or a refresher course for experienced users.  The course includes information on the following:

  • Types of Fires
  • Types of Fire Extinguishers
  • The Rules of Fire Fighting
  • Fire Extinguisher Use
  • Fire Extinguisher Inspection
  • Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Household Hazardous Waste – A Guide for Citizens

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-55

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

The course will introduce you to household hazardous materials and things you can do to protect yourself and your family from injury or death.

  • In the 1st unit, you will learn about basic chemical and physical properties, the ways chemicals enter your body, and the effects chemicals have on your body.
  • In the 2nd and 3rd units, you will learn about cleaning products, lead, mercury, gasoline, compressed gases, carbon monoxide, medical supplies, chlorine, pesticides, and much more.
  • In the last two units, you will cover labels, personal protective equipment, proper disposal methods, preventive measures to take before natural disasters, and less toxic alternatives.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Intro to Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-317

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

An independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion from Citizen Corps.”

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Introduction to the Incident Command System

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-100

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-100.SC

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This course was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education.  The course is designed primarily for kindergarten through high school personnel. The course goal is to promote school safety by:

  • Familiarizing you with how ICS principles can be applied in school-based incidents.
  • Preparing you to interface with community response personnel.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Leadership and Influence

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-240

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This course is designed to improve your leadership and influence skills. It addresses:                                                               

  • Leadership from within.
  • How to facilitate change.
  • How to build and rebuild trust.
  • Using personal influence and political savvy.
  • Fostering an environment for leadership development

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-362

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

This eight hour Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools course is a short and “easy to take” web-based course that focuses on multi-hazard emergency planning for schools. This course will:

  • Describe emergency management operations, roles and duties;
  • Explain how to assess potential hazards that schools may face;
  • Explain how to develop and test an Emergency Operations Plan that addresses all potential hazards.

 

This course is designed for school administrators, principals, and first responders. However, anyone with a personal or professional interest in school preparedness is welcome to participate. Teachers, students, bus drivers, volunteers, and parents alike will find useful information in this course.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Nursing Homes – Hazards & Solutions

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA

Delivery Type:

Video

Course Summary:

This 16 minute video discusses various hazards in nursing homes, focusing on resident transfer hazards, and controls to minimize these hazards. OSHA, (1998). 

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Protecting your Home or Small Business from Disaster

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-394.A

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable participants to: 

  • Describe different types of natural disasters.
  • Describe hazards that pose a risk to their home or small business.
  • Explain how protective measures can reduce or eliminate long-term risks to their home and personal property from hazards and their effects.
  • Explain how protective measures for small businesses secure people, business property, and building structures and prevent business loss from a natural disaster.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Special Needs Planning Considerations for Service and Support Providers

Course Source:

FEMA Independent Study Program, IS-197.SP

Delivery Type:

Self-Study

Course Summary:

All individuals, advocacy groups, organizations, and institutions within the special need service and support system are encouraged to be proactive and develop emergency plans. The purpose of this course is to provide representatives of the special needs service and support system with the basic information and tools to develop their own emergency plans.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Workplace Violence – Late Night Retail

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA

Delivery Type:

Power Point Presentation

Course Summary:

In 1998, OSHA published Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments. The recommendations are based on OSHA's 1989 voluntary generic Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.  This presentation provides an overview of the Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments.

Cost:

Free

 


 

Course Name:

Workplace Violence – Health Care & Social Services

Course Source:

U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA

Delivery Type:

Power Point Presentation

Course Summary:

In 1996, OSHA published Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers. The guidelines are based on OSHA's voluntary generic Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.  This presentation will provide an overview of the Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers.

Cost:

Free

 

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