PER334 – 12.00 Hours


Dates Location Class Price
Details 04/02/23 – 04/04/23 Saraland, AL FP PER334 198 Register
Details 05/05/23 – 05/06/23 Calabash, NC FP PER334 186 Register
Details 05/05/23 – 05/06/23 Papillion, NE FP PER334 194 Register
Details 05/23/23 – 05/25/23 Milton, FL FP PER334 200 Register
Details 06/09/23 – 06/10/23 Vici, OK FP PER334 203 Register
Details 06/23/23 – 06/24/23 Fairfax, VA FP PER334 204 Register
Details 06/24/23 – 06/25/23 Weatherford, TX FP PER334 192 Register
Details 06/30/23 – 07/01/23 Milton, FL FP PER334 201 Register
Details 08/16/23 – 08/17/23 Vero Beach, FL FP PER334 190 Register
Details 08/25/23 – 08/26/23 Fairfax, VA FP PER334 206 Register
Details 09/07/23 – 09/09/23 Goose Creek, SC FP PER334 207 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Must attend 80% of the course

Must pass a post test with a score of 70%

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Parental consent form if under 18 years of age


Course Attire

Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and footwear for inside and outside activities. You will not need any specialized personal protective equipment for this class.

Physical Requirements

Walking and moving


  • Prepare:
  • Survivor vs victim
  • Community threats
  • Community response capability
  • Family preparedness plan
  • Persevere:
  • Disaster survival
  • Individual assessment (SALT)
  • Self-rescue
  • Search and light rescue techniques
  • Protect:
  • Scene safety and damage assessment
  • Neighborhood accountability
  • Interacting with responders
  • Recovery and resiliency

Suggested Audience

The target audience encompasses the whole community approach, including, but not restricted to:

  • Church Groups
  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Youth Groups
  • American Red Cross (ARC)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

and members of the general community who may find themselves in the impact zone of an incident and in the absence of emergency responders. 

This training does not qualify the participants to serve in an emergency responder role.

Government Programs

Contact Information

Bill Dozier

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 458-5626 | (979) 224-4958


Payment Info

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