This two-hour online course is intended to provide a general overview of FEMA processes and practices for entry-level National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System members. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the basic functions of a US&R Task Force, the general requirements to be on
a US&R Task Force, as well as safety and post-deployment considerations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
In order to complete this course, you must have:
- Internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
- A current web browser (i.e., Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari.)To prevent issues during your online class, be sure that your web
browser is updated to the latest version available
- Current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash loaded on your computer.
Topics• Module 1 – Program Overview+• Module 2 – National US&R Response System+• Module 3 – Task Force (TF) Operations+• Module 4 – Task Force (TF) Requirements+• Module 5 – Task Force (TF) Safety Awareness+• Module 6 – System Member Preparedness+• Module 7 – Post-Deployment Considerations+Final Exam
- Search and Rescue Personnel
- State US&R Personnel
- Structural Collapse Response Personnel
- Fire Department Responders
- Law Enforcement Personnel
- Emergency Medical Services Personnel
- County/State/Federal Responders
- National Guard and DOD Personnel
- Public Health and Health Care Workers
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
This course is hosted and provided at no cost to emergency responders in partnership with the TEEX National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)
which is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).