Security professionals play an integral role in a community’s resilience. Oftentimes the security professional is the first person of authority on scene responding to an event. Security professionals are present at critical infrastructure locations (water, electricity, transit hubs), retail shopping malls, hotels, hospitals and other human service providers, and other public gathering areas such as sporting events, conferences, concerts.
The purpose of this course is to enhance the disaster awareness of security professionals and facilitate their contributions to successful emergency management outcomes
This course familiarizes participants with a range of natural hazards, the disaster-specific risks they pose, different factors that contribute to or reduce vulnerability, basic security duties that are typically required in the response to or recovery from major emergencies and disasters.
Course Modules include:
- Hazards, Cascading Events and Common Outcomes
- Risks and Risk Assessment
- Disaster Expectations and Preparation
- Disaster Planning
- Capstone Tabletop Activity