Training & Education Opportunities

A variety of emergency response training and education opportunities are available in the area and online. In addition to the training listed below, you may also contact us for a free safety tour of your school or business or a free preparedness presentation by calling 262-605-7900. The presentation involves discussion of local hazards and components of emergency planning.

If you have a training to offer that is open to the community, please let us know, and we will include it on this page.

Free Classes

Wisconsin Emergency Management Classes

The Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) Training Program offers an extensive array of training opportunities for emergency managers, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, public health, local officials and volunteer organizations.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Classes

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a wide variety of classes. Many are available online.

Community Emergency Response Teams Training

After September 11, 2001, America witnessed an outpouring of selflessness and heroism. People in every corner of the country asked, "What can I do?" and "How can I help?" Citizen Corps was created to help everyone in America answer these questions.

Citizen Corps promotes an understanding of our personal responsibilities for preparedness. They provide training and volunteer service opportunities to foster citizen participation to help make our communities and our nation safer.

Coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security, Citizen Corps integrates programs and activities that engage everyone in hometown security. Led by the local Citizen Corps Council, Citizen Corps implementation is tailored to the community. They focus on community-specific public education and outreach, training and volunteer opportunities. Citizen Corps Programs include four charter federal programs, Citizen Corps affiliate programs and other organizations and activities that promote the mission.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is hands-on education about disaster preparedness. CERTs are trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, school or workplace following an event. They can also take a more active role in preparing their community. 

The CERT program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security. To check for upcoming CERT classes, please contact Kenosha County Emergency Management by calling 262-605-7900.

American Red Cross Classes

American Red Cross classes are free, but registration is required. Call 554-9997.