How do I obtain my FEMA Student ID (SID) number?
Step 1: To register, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Step 2: Click on the "Register for a FEMA SID" box.
Step 3: Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
Step 4: You will receive an email with your SID number. You should save this number in a secure location.
What do I do with this new SID number?
When you begin the exam process you will be asked to enter your SID.
How do I take an Independent Study course online?
Step 1: Click on ISP Course List and select your course from the list.
Step 2: Review course materials by choosing any one of the options in the "Take This Course" box on the right-hand side of the page.
Step 3: Submit your final exam online. You will be enrolled in the course when you submit your final exam answers online.
Step 4: You will receive an email confirmation at the email address provided on your final exam submission within 1-2 business days for the course.
To view a list of courses, go to: https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
Below is a list of recommended courses for each active ESF in Bedford County, in response to COVID-19. Each course has a hyperlink to the actual course. If you see a course you would like to take, click on the title and you will be taken to the actual course. You must sign up for a student ID first, using the instructions above. This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other courses necessary for your position. Please review the course list and discuss position training with your chain of command.
ESF # 5 – Emergency Management
ESF # 6 – Mass Care, Housing, Human Resources
ESF # 7 – Resource Management
ESF # 8 – Public Health and Medical Services
ESF # 13 – Public Safety and Security
ESF # 17 – Volunteers and Donations
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Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our emergency alert program called ALERT BEDFORD. This system enables Bedford County to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.
You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.