// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|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.|
Individuals with medical, functional or access needs 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 other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk individuals. This course provides healthcare professionals, emergency medical services, and citizen/community volunteers involved with the care giving of individuals with medical, functional, or access needs with a basic understanding of natural hazards, risk, vulnerability, and disaster preparedness. The course will enable participants to discuss best practices to prepare for the impacts of local natural hazards, identify methods of assisting care receivers to prepare for natural disasters and identify appropriate preparedness actions to take during a disaster.
This course will familiarize participants with the science of natural hazards, best practices associated with personal disaster preparedness, and disaster preparedness considerations for those with access and functional needs. Participants will be introduced to all three categories of hazards, but course instruction will focus on those natural hazards relevant to participants’ local area. 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. Finally, a class activity will be presented to allow participants to test their ability to prepare and react to a natural hazard.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
|ASFPM Credits||3.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.3 Continuing Education Units|
|IAEM (E) Credits||4.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours|
No prerequisites are required for this course.
|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: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov|
|Max Enrollment:||30 - 40 participants|
|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.|