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Disaster Service Worker Training

Required Training for Public Employees

Training for the Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Program may be found on the LA City Personnel Training Portal: :


If you are unable to easily access DSW Training once you've logged in, contact the Training Coordinator for your department

Below you will find the recommended refresher trainings for the Disaster Service Worker Program and links to select 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 make up a partial list of optional training opportunities relevant to LA City employees, whether or not they are called upon to serve as disaster service workers.

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Program (ISP) offers a wide variety of courses that may be relevant to your specific department or job description.

Full ISP Course Listing

Cursos de ISP en Español


Suggested courses for all City employees:

IS-10.AAnimals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

IS-100.CIntro to Incident Command System, ICS-100

IS-288.A: Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management

IS-317.A: Intro to Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

IS-800.D: Intro to National Response Framework

IS-906Workplace Security Awareness

IS-907Active Shooter: What You Can Do