FEMA offers online independent study courses that provide helpful information for school safety and preparedness. These classes are easy to find at www.training.fema.gov/is
Some classes to consider are:
IS-100.SCa "Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools"
IS-700A “National Incident Management System, An Introduction"
IS-120.a "An Introduction to Exercises"
IS-546 "Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course"
Other available training:
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