FREE ONLINE TRAINING RESOURCES
The Websites listed below all have free or funded courses available for anyone who wishes to further their training. Some of the courses include POST credit, college credits, or continuing education credits.
Emergency Management Institute
: EMI is a FEMA run website that provides both classroom and online courses free of charge. Some courses Include NIMS ICS-100,200,700,&800, Emergency Support Functions, Hazmat and Radiological Incident, Deployment Basics, as well as hundreds of other courses that are recognized by Homeland Security and FEMA as well as many local agencies. Credits are good as College Credits through Fredrick Community College (FCC). FCC is accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges.
National Fire Academy
: NFA provides both classroom and online courses free of charge. Some courses include NIMS-300 & 400 Refreshers, EMS Operations for Multi-Casualty Incidents, Emergency Response to Terrorism, as well as a training platform to simulate fire incident and accountability for several types of incidents. The National Fire Academy (NFA) has accredation through the Council of Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
National Institute of Justice
: NIJ provides online classes related to Maintaining a Crime Scene, as well as several other classes that are useful not only to law enforcement but also to search and rescue teams. The training is free to anyone after registering with the site.
Michigan State University:
MSU provides training courses for Bloodborne Pathogens, Unified Command, Hazmat Awareness, Emergency Response Team Coordinator, Machine Rescue, Evacuation Coordinator, Hospital Decontamination, etc. These classes are free and available online 24/7. Classes are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
MetEd provides training and certifications for SKYWARN and all FEMA Meteorological Courses. Trainings include storm spotting, fire weather, tropical storm tracking, flooding forcasts, aviation weather, etc. All courses are free and available online 24/7.
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
: IDHS has a variety of training programs and certifications for all first responder fields. All of these are free courses and are a great place to look for continuing education credits.
In Class and Exercise based Training
If you are interested in any classroom based training that we offer please contact us to inquire about enrollment. Course dates listed are subject to change.
CERT Basic Training: This class is sponsored by FEMA. it is 16 hours, divided into seven 2 1/2 hour classes. The class teaches disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic search and rescue, emergency medical, triage, hazmat, etc. This class is required to be a CERT member under the Citizen Corps Program.
First Aid / CPR: This class is provided by Southeast K-9 Search and Rescue free of charge. It is sponsored by the American Red Cross. When you leave you are certified to perform basic first aid, CPR, and AED.
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Basic Search Operations: This class is provided by Southeast K-9 Search and Rescue free of charge to any member of the community who is interested in learning more about search operations. It includes sections on Missing Person Behavior, Performing a Hasty Search, Performing Loose and Tight Grid Search, and Finding Related Objects. This class has been offered to help give some basic knowledge about search operations to the general public who might be involved in search operations in a time of need.