Course Catalog

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Course Title: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens (AWR-308)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.

This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

Course Modules include:

  • What to Expect: Natural Hazards and Natural Disasters
  • Constraints, Vulnerabilities, and Resilience
  • Preparedness Exercise
Target Audience:
  • Senior care providers

    • family members

    • friends

    • personal attendants

    • home health agencies

    • in-house services

    • roommates

    • medical personnel

  • General Public

  • Emergency Managers
Contact Hours: 4
AIA Credits --
APA Credits --
ASFPM Credits --
ASIS Credits --
IACET Credits 0.3 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 3.5 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
IAEM (E/G) Credits --
Type: Awareness

None. This is an introductory course.



Provider: UH-NDPTC
Delivery Method: Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at:
Max Enrollment: 30 - 40 participants
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
Costs: The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.