Current Preparedness Training

FEMA Webinars

Emergency Preparedness Orientation-Disaster Awareness for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 24th from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

AFNPlease join the Region 2 National Preparedness Division, in collaboration with the PR Disability Integration Section Lead, for a workshop on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities and others with Access and Functional Needs. The discussion will focus on basic tools to be prepared in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

This workshop aims to support and orient people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and the general public on the need to prepare for all hazards. It also includes special financial considerations and guidance to identify type of risks in your community. Emergency Managers will learn how to better interact, and the necessary etiquette to support people with disabilities during emergencies.

Who should attend? Whole community, individuals with disabilities and other with access and functional needs, caregivers, Local, State and Federal Emergency Managers, CERT Program Leads, Department of Health, and NGO’s.



ASL Interpretation will be available for this Webinar.


Orientación de Preparación para Emergencias-Concientización acerca de Desastres Para Personas con Discapacidades 

Jueves, 25 de Mayo 1:00 pm – 2:00 PM ET

AFNLa División de Preparación Nacional de la Región 2, en colaboración con el Asesor Principal de Integración de Discapacitados de PR, le invita a participar en un taller sobre preparación ante emergencias para personas con discapacidad y otras personas con necesidades funcionales y de acceso. El debate se centrará en las herramientas básicas para estar preparados en caso de catástrofe natural o provocada por el hombre.

El taller tiene como objetivo apoyar y orientar a las personas con discapacidad, sus familias, cuidadores y público en general sobre la necesidad de prepararse para todo tipo de riesgos. Incluye además aspectos financieros a considerar, así como orientación para identificar tipos de riesgos en su comunidad. Los Manejadores de Emergencias tendrán la oportunidad de familiarizarse con el protocolo necesario para apoyar a las personas con discapacidades durante emergencias.

¿Quién debería asistir? Toda la comunidad, personas con discapacidades y con otras necesidades funcionales y de acceso, sus cuidadores, manejadores de emergencias, representantes de los gobiernos estatales y federales, miembros CERT, personal del Departamentos de Salud y ONGs.




La interpretación de ASL estará disponible para este seminario web.

FEMA Classes

CERT Train-the-Trainer (K0428)

This course prepares participants to deliver the FEMA’s CERT Basic Training course. Except for the two in-person options, all classes will be delivered in a completely virtual environment, via Adobe Connect. Familiarize yourself with Adobe Connect before the class. Students will use a course link to enter as guests. No Adobe Connect account or download of Adobe will be required.

The audience for this course includes those who will have or currently have either of the following responsibilities: Serves as the course manager for the CERT Basic Training course or serves as a CERT Basic Training course instructor.

All classeshouse-of-worshipoted, meet online from 1-5 p.m. Eastern time three days a week for two consecutive weeks. Students must attend all sessions.

2023 Dates

    May 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

    June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15

    August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10

    September 11, 12, and 13, in person

New Faith-Based Security Resources Guide and Training Opportunities

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are sharing a new faith-based and house of worship security resources guide in the attachment.

Also, on August 1, Governor Murphy signed legislation requiring the establishment of threat assessment teams in public, charter and renaissance schools for the 2023-2024 school year. To support the implementation of school-based behavioral threat assessment teams, the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, through the U.S. Department of Justice’s STOP School Violence Grant Program, is hosting Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management training sessions for communities. Grounded in research, behavioral threat assessment is recognized as the current best practice for preventing targeted school-based violence. The sessions will provide an awareness of the fundamentals and basic principles of school threat assessment and management programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please email OSPEP at