Prevention and Mitigation Advocacy for Small Department Responders (PMSD)

Course Hours: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

This 2-day course stresses fire prevention and mitigation awareness, advocacy, and motivation needed by those who traditionally have been focused on response activities. Students learn about successful prevention-oriented approaches appropriate for America's smaller communities. The course identifies successful tools, from analysis of the challenges to identification of resources needed to bring about change, and how a department's culture of power, influence negotiation and coalition building relates.

Who Should Attend

Those who seek to learn of new approaches to deal with their community's fire and injury challenges, including departmental 'leaders', both today's and tomorrow's, operational and administrative, in the nations smaller departments.

Special Notes

Effective October 1, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of eliminating the use of the Social Security Number (SSN) when applying for FEMA training. To obtain a SID: 1. Register with CTAS at 2. Click on the "Create Account" button on the left side of the screen. 3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 4. Once you have created an account, the account will generate a "business" type card that is printable, print it out and bring it to first day of class. The SID will only be utilized on FEMA Form 119-25-2. Continue to submit SSN on GPSTC Student Authorization Form. Students wishing to have their own copy of the student manual and other handouts for this course should go to the following link to download and print the student manual and any associated handouts or scenarios. Student Manuals will be provided for students who do not bring their own copy to class. The manuals provided by the Georgia Fire Academy will remain the property of the Georgia Fire Academy and will be collected at the close of the class.

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