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Training & Outreach

The Office of Emergency Management offers a variety of training and outreach programs for the university community. 

  • Building / Department Emergency Preparedness Training: The key component workshops are specifically designed to meet the department or building needs to establish protocols for emergency preparedness and response.
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training: Students, faculty and staff can sign up for this 8 week training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.  To learn more about the program, please go to our CERT Website.
  • Hurricane Preparedness Presentation: Students, faculty, and staff will learn personal hurricane tips and preparedness on what do to before, during, and after a hurricane.
  • UH Emergency Operations Center Tours: The Office of Emergency Management offers tours of the UH Emergency Operations Center by appointment only.  Please contact one of our OEM Staff Members to schedule.

Additional Opportunities

  • National Weather Service (NWS) Skywarn Storm Spotter Training: Every Spring, the NWS will host a training for students, faculty, and staff to learn how to spot severe weather and report it to the NWS. Be on the lookout for training dates each Spring.  
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)FEMA offers free online trainings to learn the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The size, frequency, complexity, and scope of incidents vary, but all involve a range of personnel and organizations to coordinate efforts to save lives, stabilize the incident, and protect property and the environment. NIMS defines this comprehensive approach. In 2008, the University of Houston System Board of Regents formally adopted NIMS as its standard approach to incident management. For more information on NIMS, please go to our NIMS Information Website.