Disaster Service Worker Training for Public Employees

Required Training

The required training for the Disaster Service Worker Program can be found on the Personnel Department Training Portal, at:


Click the first icon on the home page entitled "Online Academy.”  You will then be able to log into the Academy and select the “Disaster Service Worker Training” course.

If you do not see the Disaster Service Worker Training once you've logged in, contact your Training Coordinator. 

Below you will find the recommended refresher trainings for the Disaster Service Worker Program and links to other optional training resources.

Recommended Training

Your Role as a Disaster Service Worker

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Creating an Emergency Supply Kit

Preparing Your Important Documents

Optional Training

The courses listed below is optional training that is relevant to City of Los Angeles employees, whether or not they are called upon to serve as Disaster Service Workers.

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Program offers a wide variety of courses that may be relevant to your specific department or job description. The full course listing is available here: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx

Suggested courses for all City employees:

IS-7A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance

IS-10.AAnimals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

IS-55.AHousehold Hazardous Materials – A Guide for Citizens

IS-100.BIntroduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
Note: This course is also available in sector-specific formats for Law Enforcement, Schools, Healthcare, and Public Works. These can be accessed via the full course listing, linked above.

IS-106.16Workplace Violence Awareness Training 2016

IS-288The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management

IS-800.BNational Response Framework, An Introduction

IS-906Workplace Security Awareness

IS-907Active Shooter: What You Can Do