What is a FEMA SID?
FEMA Student Identification (SID) number is a unique number generated and assigned to anyone who needs or is required to take training provided by a FEMA organization. Your FEMA SID uniquely identifies you throughout the FEMA organization and all of its agencies. The goal is for your FEMA SID to serve as your personal identification number instead of your Social Security Number (SSN) in support of FEMA’s effort to decrease/cease the use of SSN for identifying and tracking individuals.
With this in mind, what are we proposing?
Rather than generating or tracking separate unique Identification Numbers for each individual in our system, the state fire academy system or those of the entities that support local training, we have added the FEMA ID to our Personnel data collection module. As this is the opportunity to step toward a single ID number system, we encourage all to request the ID and update the personnel records in the database.