DEM is the County's coordinator for emergency training.  DEM coordinates with local, state and federal agencies that sponsor a wide range of individual and group training courses.  These courses come in a variety of formats including self-study and traditional classroom instruction.  Most courses are offered free of charge to qualified students.  Some courses are eligible for college credit.

Other Sources of Training:

Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD)
Training and Exercise Schedule
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Preparedness Training
NIMS/ICS Classes
The Islands Chapter of the American Red Cross
Training Schedule
Snohomish Health District
Events Calendar
Department of Natural Resources
Western Washington Interagency Training Zone

Health Related Training

Nurses on the Front Line:  Preparing for and Responding to Emergencies and Disasters

This learning tool may also provide some insight for professions other than nursing, as well. Medical Reserve Corps unit leaders and volunteers are encouraged to take advantage of this course and all the resources available on the site.

Electronic Core Disaster Life Support (eCDLST) Course.

The AMA Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response (CPHPDR) invites all members of the Medical Reserve Corps to take the newly released electronic Core Disaster Life SupportT (eCDLST) course. The 4-hour course was developed with funding from the Department of Homeland Security and is offered at no charge. The course comprises nine modules, a pre-test, and a post-test.

If you have other questions about training, please call or e-mail us at dem@co.island.wa.us.