Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the Disaster Cycle, and will create an extensive personal preparedness plan for survival in the absence of common amenities, such as food and water, shelter, and communication. You will also acquire practical, easy-to-apply strategies for maintaining a healthy attitude during disaster which can allow you to remain calm, avoid panic, and draw upon inner and outer resources in dire circumstances.
The course is designed for participants who want to develop both theoretical and practical management skills in preparation, response and recovery from natural and man-made disasters. The core curriculum combines the development of practical analysis skills to support emergency management policies with an understanding of ethical issues in global humanitarian actions. This results in a course that is suitable as a way to develop initial skills in disaster management.
Basic ICS is an Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System.
This course teaches delegates to effectively manage crisis situations, and what an effective crisis management plan consists of and how and when to invoke it. Anyone responsible for managing in a crisis situation. The course provides significant benefits to administrative and facility managers, and any other officer responsible for crisis or disaster management.
This course will present a general blueprint for the disaster planning and response necessary for manmade or natural disasters. With the reduced and prevalent panic which usually accompanies most disasters, this course will give you the tools to have a plan in place - one that has been implemented prior to the event and readies a response for security, logistics, temporary help, or whatever else you may need. The course will outline what communications, transportation, logistical, life necessity, medical, staffing and security challenges might be presented in a disaster. Immediate response options will be explored for all of these concerns.
Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations and fire safety. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Actually, The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. Nowadays CERT has a very important role in crisis management. This curriculum represents the minimum capability to conduct safe and effective search and rescue operations at structure collapse incidents. Volunteers at this level shall be competent at surface rescue that involves minimal removal of debris and building contents to extricate easily accessible victims from non-collapsed structures.
This course focuses on discussion-based exercises. Candidates will be assigned an exercise planning team and will be challenged to develop a Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan, Seminar and Tabletop exercise. Proficiency Demonstrations (exercise design and conduct as part of an exercise planning team) are incorporated to allow candidates to demonstrate their skills and abilities. Emphasis is placed on: