Students attend seven (7) weekly classes given by Alachua County Fire Rescue Department instructors. Training includes the following topics:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Fire Suppression
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search and Rescue
- Disaster Psychology and Team Organization
- CERT and Terrorism
Each weekly class lasts for two and a half hours and reading assignments are given at the end of class.
Video, slides and overhead materials support the lecture. Lecture time gives way to practical, tabletop and team building exercises.
A disaster simulation is staged to allow students to apply their newly acquired skills in a realistic environment with multiple casualties.
Upon successful completion, each team member receives a FEMA/EMI Training Certificate. Continuing Education is possible through FEMA Home
Study Courses, Red Cross classes and numerous other sources.