FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 5, 2013
CONTACT: Stephen A. Hester, Great Falls Fire Rescue Assistant Chief - 727-8070
GREAT FALLS RESIDENT GRADUATES FROM FEMA’S EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
GREAT FALLS, Montana – Kristal Kuhn graduated from FEMA’s National Emergency Management Academy (Foundational Academy) at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD on July 8, 2013. As a graduate she completed all of the Academy training courses that provided the basic knowledge and skills to help meet the unpredictable challenges in the field of emergency management.
Kuhn completed the five required courses in the Foundational Academy. Courses included Foundations of Emergency Management; Science of Disaster; Planning: Emergency Operations; Exercise Design and Public Information and Warning. To graduate, she fulfilled a total of 171 hours of training.
The Foundational Academy offers the tools to develop comprehensive skills needed in emergency management. The program is designed for those who are new to emergency management or for those who are transferring from another profession. It provides a unique opportunity to build camaraderie and establish professional contacts. Students learn to understand the roles, responsibilities and legal boundaries associated with emergency management.
According to Assistant Chief Hester, “Ms. Kuhn’s accomplishment is a tremendous benefit not only to the City of Great Falls but also to Montana’s emergency planning community. She has gained greater insight into disaster planning and preparedness on a National level.”
The City of Great Falls and Great Falls Fire Rescue recognize and commend Kristal on graduating from the Foundational Academy and completing this outstanding achievement. Congratulations!