National Emergency Management Basic Academy Reaches Milestone with 1,000 Graduates

FEMA’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management, offering the tools to develop comprehensive foundational emergency management skills. On June 28, the Basic Academy reached an important milestone on the road to building a nationwide cadre of trained emergency managers, commemorating its 1,000th graduate. Individuals from across the nation, as well as emergency managers from Nigeria and Turkey, successfully completed the 160 hours of classroom training.

The Basic Academy provides the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management. It also provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie, establish professional contacts, and understand the roles, responsibilities, and legal boundaries associated with emergency management.

FEMA aims to provide a lifetime of learning for emergency management professionals through its Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP) curriculum. The Basic Academy program is the first of a three-level Academy series. The EMPP also includes the Advanced Academy, a program to develop the next generation of emergency management leaders who are trained in advanced concepts, issues, leadership, and management, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving. The EMPP culminates in the Executive Academy, 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.

Visit www.training.fema.gov/empp for more information about the academies.

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