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

Those who require care such as seniors and children are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans.

This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors for those who require care. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of care receivers when a natural hazard event occurs. Participants will also be introduced to best practices for personal preparedness prior to a disaster and encouraged to discuss plans and actions that they have already taken. Participants will then explore special considerations for disaster preparedness for dependents and those with access and functional needs.

Course Modules include:

  • Caregiver Preparedness
  • Care Receiver Preparedness
  • Comprehensive Activity
Target Audience:
  • Health Professionals

  • General Public including those who provide care for

    • family members

    • friends

    • personal attendants

    • home health agencies

    • in-house services

    • roommates

    • medical personnel

  • Emergency Managers
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss best practices to prepare for the impacts of local natural hazards;
  • Identify methods of assisting care receivers to prepare for natural disasters;
  • Identify appropriate preparedness actions to take during a natural disaster.
Contact Hours: 4
ASFPM Credits 3.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credits 0.3 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 4.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
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.