GEARS  recommends that volunteers take several classes covering the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). These classes are offered in an online format by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following courses are required for certain positions and are strongly recommended for all GEARS members:

The following online courses are recommended:

We also recommend the following in-person courses. Classes are offered by the State of Ohio.

Once you complete each course and pass the final exam, you will receive a certificate via email. Please submit your certificate to us once completed!

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