FRID Emergency Management Interpreter (EMI) Training & Credentialing
FRID is working with the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) to develop a credentialing process. The proposed qualifications are listed below. Check this webpage for updates as they are available.
Proposed Qualification Requirements
Certified CI and CT, NIC, or CSC
At least five (5) years experience as a community interpreter including legal, medical, and mental health interpreting experience
Willingness to be called during an emergency
On site Trainings (updated 10/25/2012)
FIST 101 - Emergency Management 101 for Interpreters: The Incident Command System and Interpreter Strike Teams, 3 hrs.
FIST 102 - American Red Cross Shelter Operations Overview for Interpreters, 2 hrs.
FIST 200 - Emergency Management Interpreter: Public Information Officer - Press Conferences and Family Briefings, 3 hrs.
FIST 300 - Emergency Management Interpreter: Self Care and Trauma Mitigation, 3 hrs.
FIST 400 - Emergency Management Interpreter: Deployment Readiness, 3 hrs.
FIST 500 - Emergency Management Interpreter: Table top exercise, 3 - 5 hrs.
FEMA online trainings
- IS-7: A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance
- IS-100.b: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100
- IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
- IS-403: Introduction to Individual Assistance
- IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
- IS-800.b: National Response Framework, An Introduction
- IS-806: Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6: Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services
To recieve RID CEUs for Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) - complete the form below and submit to any RID CEU Sponsor. FRID members may submit the completed form to Shannon Simon, FRID CMP Coordinator, at no charge.
PINRA form and Instructions