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December 13, 2014

FEMA seeking 24 participants from HSIs to register for course to help integrate emergency management education at your institution

For Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) travel and lodging will be provided for participants of the two-day course: E390 Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution, Feb. 18-19, 2015 at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering this course for department chairs of Emergency Management (EM)-related disciplines such as sociology, geography, public administration, or psychology from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) of higher education.

Course Description

This course is an interactive workshop designed to assist minority and minority-serving institutions of higher education in establishing or enhancing Emergency Management (EM) courses or programs in their institutions. It addresses issues unique to them and begins the process of identifying and overcoming institutional roadblocks to increasing their schools’ EM - related offerings.

The primary goal of this workshop is to assist HSIs by providing information about EM and the benefits and resources available for integrating EM course offerings. The desired outcome and single focus of the course is to achieve a more diverse population of EM professionals who reflect the communities in which they live and work. Additionally, EMI awards 1.4 continuing education units for completion of this course.

General Admissions Application (FEMA Form 119-25-1) must be submitted to the NETC Admissions Office no later than Jan. 7, 2015. Submit the application by mail, scan, or fax it to:

NETC Admissions Office (Room I-216)

National Emergency Training Center

16825 South Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727-8998

Phone: 301-447-1035

Fax: 301-447-1658


For any questions, contact the course manager, Lillian Virgil, at 301-447-1490 or