Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI): The EMI offers credit-bearing, self-paced online courses designed for individuals who have emergency management responsibilities and the public. Prior to enrolling in these courses, you must first obtain a FEMA Student ID (SID), which is free to all. The following four courses are recommended for emergency radiologists, preferably taken in order:
National Response Framework (NRF), Course IS-800.C: This 3-hour course describes the NRF, which is a set of national frameworks within the National Preparedness System aimed at building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities in five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.
Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMD)/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders: This 4-hour online course offered through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service encompasses an all-hazards approach to HazMat incidents, including acts of terrorism where WMD materials may have been used, providing participants with resources on how to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.
FEMA also offers live training with the Center for Domestic Preparedness is provided at various locations across the US. Interested individuals can apply here. Specific courses, including Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management, Hospital Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents and Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents, can be found here.