Training and EducationPublic Safety

Public safety personnel are among those most likely to contend with potentially dangerous levels of traumatic stress in the wake of a disaster. The degree to which disaster-related stress is experienced as a harmful influence varies according to a number of individual and situational factors. Included among these determinants is the extent to which the individual is prepared for the event. Although each disaster unfolds differently, there are some generalizable ways in which public safety personnel can help to minimize their psychological impact. One of the ways in which they can prepare is by attending disaster-related training and coursework. Here are some facts about disaster preparedness training;

A diverse array of training is offered at the federal and state level to help prepare public safety personnel for disasters. Some resources are listed below. Be sure to also check with your agency's designated training coordinator for places where training and coursework can be found.


For anyone interested in pursuing accredited/certified education and training from places other than those traditionally used by public safety in Georgia, a number of colleges, universities, and institutions offer various courses and programs.