Continuing Education Developed as part of the National Emergency Services Curriculum Project
Why is it Necessary? • Currency • Technological and Educational Advances • Upgrading to higher leadership positions • Professionalism
Continuing Education in the task based training is represented in the Mission Essential Task Lists and the Annual Recurrency Tasks (METL and ART). METL and ART have been developed for GTM, GTL, UDF, MRO and Safety They can be found on the National ES pages under the Curriculum Project
Continuing Education Opportunities • Internal Programs • NESA • ECI Courses (Scanner, Observer, ES Officer) • SAR/DR Training Exercises • Local Unit Training
Continuing Education Opportunities • External Programs • Inland SAR Schools & SMCs • FEMA Home Study Courses • State and County Training • Medical Training • Technical Rescue Training • Distance Learning
Home Study • Not all course need to be attended in person. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for one has a number of course that can be taken on-line or through home study programs.
A good place to start… • Check the FEMA website • Contact your local state emergency management office- they often sponsor courses that are free • The American Red Cross often holds disaster and other course training • Sometimes an internet search will bring up other classes and training opportunities in your area.
Documentation • Remember to keep records and documentation of your training.
QUESTIONS? THINK SAFETY