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Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers (AWR-308)

Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers (AWR-308)

Delivery Date:
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (US/Central)
Effingham, Illinois
Kevin Sur
Course Description
FEMA Certified

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
Course Level:

None. This is an introductory course.



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ASFPM Credit Units:
3.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credit Units:
0.3 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credit Units:
4.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Registration Information
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Host Agency:
Effingham County EMA
Contact Person:
Pamela Jacobs
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