A trio of Fresno Pacific University employees have taken an important to step to advance the university’s emergency management efforts.
Kimberly Self, associate registrar for operations; Pam Schock, assistant dean of student development; and Eric Self, assistant director for operations at the FPU North Fresno Campus, have completed the National Emergency Management Basic Academy (NEMBA).
NEMBA consists of five courses covering 152 hours of in-class instruction over five months. Topics include foundations of emergency management, the science of disaster, planning for emergency operations, exercises from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and public information. All classes were sponsored by Cal OES, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and took place at FPU’s North Fresno Campus. Among the other participants were professionals from fire, law enforcement, the American Red Cross, veteran’s affairs offices, EMS, city and county emergency management offices, Cal OES, the U.S. Navy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Fresno County Office of Public Health, Cal Fire and representatives of local hospitals.
All three graduates belong to the FPU Emergency Management Team (EMT), which works to prepare the university to mitigate, respond to and recover from a variety of situations to protect students, employees and university assets. EMT members are all volunteers from areas including safety, student life, health, IT, athletics, administration, communications and other areas who receive online and in-person training through FEMA and other agencies.
Above (from left): Kimberly Self, FPU President Joseph Jones, Schock and Eric Self.