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Available PowerPoint Courses From the Eastern Area

Duties and Responsibilities of the Emergency Management Coordinator – The course is for the coordinators (local or county) that cover the basis of the Emergency Management System and the Legislation. It also covers the role of the Emergency Management Coordinator. The course is approximately 3 hours and will provide the information needed to obtain a certificate. This course will provide credit towards the “Duties and Responsibilities” requirement for basic certification according to PEMA Directive 2003-3 (Emergency Management Education and Training).

Elected Officials Seminar on Emergency Management – This course is for elected officials (local or county) that cover the basis of Emergency Management System and the Legislation. It also covers the responsibilities of the elected official for establishing an Emergency Management Organization. The course is approximately 3 hours and will provide reinforced understanding of the role the elected official plays in disaster emergencies in their community. A certificate will be provided after completion of PEMA Correspondence Course #3 “Emergency Management Course for Elected Officials”.

Work Environment of the Emergency Management Coordinator – This course is for the further advancement of the coordinator (local or county) in charge of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and staff. The course is approximately 3 hours and will provide the information needed to obtain a certificate. This course will provide credit towards the “Work Environment of the Emergency Management Coordinator” requirement for advanced certification according to PEMA Directive 2003-3 (Emergency Management Education and Training).

Initial Damage Reporting – This course is brief overview of what needs to be done after a disaster has occurred. It covers the initial actions (taken at a local level), in acquiring and preparing disaster data in order to attain further assistance (if needed). It also covers the types and methods of assistance, up to Presidential Declarations. The class is approximately 2 hours. This course will provide credit towards the “Initial Damage Reporting” requirement for basic certification according to PEMA Directive 2003-3 (Emergency Management Education and Training).

PEMA Correspondence Courses - Courses available through PEMA Online Training

Correspondence Course #1 – “Emergency Response to Terrorism (Self Study)”.

Correspondence Course #2 – “The Emergency Management Services Act of 1978” – Covers the legislation of Emergency Management that would later become “Title 35”. This course will provide credit towards the PEMA CC#1 requirements for basic certification according to PEMA Directive 90-3 (Emergency Management Education and Training) (Until March 2004).

Correspondence Course #3 – “Emergency Management Course for Elected Officials” – The online version of the ‘Elected Officials Seminar on Emergency Management’.

Courses Removed as of May 2003

Correspondence Course #2 – “Commonwealth Emergency Operations Plan” – Still available on hard copy until March 2004 for advanced certification according to PEMA Directive 90-3 (Emergency Management Education and Training).

Correspondence Course #4 – “Radiological Emergency Response for Emergency Medical Services Personnel”.


Please contact Patrick Flynn, Training & Exercise Officer, at (610) 562-3017 or via email patflynn@pa.gov.