Press Release ~ (From: FEMA, Re: ME!)

Below is a copy/paste of the document.  The real one has a pretty FEMA logo and everything!

August 18, 2016           

PRESS RELEASE

Columbus, OH Resident Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Basic Academy

Emmitsburg, Md.-Josh Vittie graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD., after he completed the full curriculum that provides the basic knowledge and skills to help meet the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management.

Vittie completed the five courses in the Basic Academy that includes Foundations of Emergency Management; Science of Disaster; Planning: Emergency Operations; Exercise Design; and Public Information and Warning.

FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy is the entry-point for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. Basic Academy offers the tools to develop comprehensive foundational skills needed in emergency management. For those who are new to emergency management or for those who are transferring from another profession, the Basic Academy also provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie and establish professional contacts. Students learned to understand the roles, responsibilities, and legal boundaries associated with emergency management. It is the first of a three-level Academy series in the Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP).

The EMPP curriculum is designed to provide a lifetime of learning for emergency managers and includes three separate, but closely threaded, training programs including the National Emergency Management Basic Academy; a specialized and technical training program to develop specific, fundamental skill sets; the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy; a program to develop the next generation of emergency management leaders who are trained in advanced concepts and issues, advanced leadership and management, and critical thinking and problem solving; and the National Emergency Management Executive Academy; a program designed to challenge and enhance the talents of the nation’s emergency management senior executives through critical thinking, visionary strategic planning, challenging conventional concepts, and negotiation and conflict resolution applied to complex real-world problems.

Vittie completed his training on August 18, 2016.  

For more information on FEMA’s training classes through the Basic, Advanced, and Executive Academies, or other emergency management courses, go to:   http://training.fema.gov/empp/.

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Photo by Shane Gibbon

Emmitsburg, MD   August 18, 2016–FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) graduated Josh Vittie who completed all requirements of the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Tony Russell, Superintendent, EMI is shown congratulating Vittie as he graduates. Shane Gibbon /FEMA

 

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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