More than 200 students participated in the weeklong training.
Johnston Community College proudly hosted the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) Central Branch Training Week Aug. 8-12 on the main campus.
Some 200 state and local emergency management, emergency response, fire and rescue volunteers, law enforcement, as well as members of the military, municipalities, public health, and private industry took part in the weeklong training that focused on better preparedness in natural disasters and weather events.
In all, a total of 12 courses were offered on a range of topics including managing critical incidents for higher education, natural disaster awareness for community leaders, social media for natural disaster response and recovery; hazardous weather for campuses; hurricane planning for inland communities and others.
Instructors for the week represented a mix of contracted, state, and federal instructors from NCEM and the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, comprised of partners from the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii.
For a calendar of upcoming NCEM training, visit terms.ncem.org.
Cut line: National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) instrcutor Chris Tarantino teaches emergency managers and public safety professionals how to manage crisis using social media during a class on Wednesday.