Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Emergency Management Agency

The Albany County Emergency Management Office (EMO) reports to the Albany County Board of Commissioners. Updated information is maintained by the county at http://www.co.albany.wy.us/ema.aspx

Albany County Emergency Management is hosting “PER334 – When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive” on Saturday & Sunday, March 25th & 26th 2023. A weekend timeframe has been selected for this course due to the target audience of civilians and volunteers.

We are opening it up to Albany County/City of Laramie departments, volunteer organizations and their families before opening the course to others. The class size is capped at 40 attendees, so please take the time to sign up now if you would like to participate.

Please distribute within your department/organization or to anyone else interested in attending.

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.


Course Description


This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Must attend 80% of the course

Must pass a post test with a score of 70%

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Parental consent form if under 18 years of age


Course Attire

Please wear weather appropriate, comfortable clothing and footwear for inside and outside activities. You will not need any specialized personal protective equipment for this class.

Physical Requirements

Walking and moving


  • Prepare:
  • Survivor vs victim
  • Community threats
  • Community response capability
  • Family preparedness plan
  • Persevere:
  • Disaster survival
  • Individual assessment (SALT)
  • Self-rescue
  • Search and light rescue techniques
  • Protect:
  • Scene safety and damage assessment
  • Neighborhood accountability
  • Interacting with responders
  • Recovery and resiliency

Suggested Audience

The target audience encompasses the whole community approach, including, but not restricted to:

  • Church Groups
  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Youth Groups
  • American Red Cross (ARC)
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)

and members of the general community who may find themselves in the impact zone of an incident and in the absence of emergency responders. 

This training does not qualify the participants to serve in an emergency responder role.