The following courses are classroom based or self study.
Disaster First Aid Pierce County EM Disaster First Aid trainers will provide course for neighborhoods organizing to support each other during times of disaster. This course is for all Pierce County residents, who are working on organizing their neighborhoods through Map Your Neighborhood or PC NET. .
- Check with your neighborhood facilitator,
- Call for information and registration 253-798-2209
- February 16, Saturday: Key Peninsula Fire Station 46 - 8911 Key Peninsula Hwy NW, Lakebay.
- March 9, Saturday: East Pierce Fire and Rescue Disaster First Aid. This course is limited to residents living in East Pierce Fire and Rescue jurisdiction.
- May TBD, Saturday: Our Savior Lutheran off Hwy 512.
- August 3, Saturday: Pierce County Emergency Operations Center, 2501 S 35th St, Tacoma
- October 19,Saturday: Gig Harbor TBD
Psychological First Aid/ Emotional Support
People's reactions to crisis vary. Learn which reactions are harmful and how some are actually beneficial. Take away some important tools you can use to connect with affected people and provide immediate emotional support following an emergency. If interested in having this class in your community email firstname.lastname@example.org The course is taught by experienced crisis chaplains, it is a non-religious course. The reviews from the course are regularly positive!February 25, Monday 6- 8:30 p.m., 555 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest Sponsored by Fircrest Police Department.
Registration Link - Registering helps us prepare materials and seating, no deadline for signing up.
Are you in a group, club, Parent Teacher Association, or sports team that could use a reminder about what they can do to care for their organization and loved ones in the event of a disaster? Schedule a one-hour talk provided by Pierce County Emergency Management. Contact Us
Are you VolcanoREADY? What does that mean?
Carolyn Driedger with the United States Geological Survey is available to speak in our county. Her presentation will focus on the particular hazards for the given community she is asked to present to. Of course, preparedness strategies will be discussed. If your organization, community, jurisdiction, members or leadership are interested in a presentation we are looking to book dates through October of 2019 contact Peggy at 253-798-2209 to discuss a possible speaking opportunity. Some restrictions may apply.
Federal government shutdown will impact this program.
Self Study Courses
The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) offers on-line courses through their Emergency Management Institute. The courses are self-paced and designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and also the general public.
IS-248: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public
Texas A&M,TEEX Extensions Service
Information Security for Everyone
This course is designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, trainees are taught both what to do and why to do it.