This week 38 staff from West Virginia’s State and county emergency management agencies graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Basic Academy held in Flatwoods, West Virginia. Among them was Paul Lewis, director of Hardy County Office of Emergency Management.
The graduation marks the completion of the first-ever Basic Academy to be hosted in West Virginia.
The Basic Academy training is offered by the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI), and sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
To find out more about EMI and emergency management training, visit https://training.FEMA.gov/EMI.