The purpose of this eight hour training course is to prepare the community and the emergency services sector for the climate adaptations and systems vulnerabilities that might occur from hazard impacts. The course is developed to enhance awareness to future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face. Although this course will be developed and delivered with a national scope, it will emphasize the importance of the local emergency services sector.
The goal of this course is to provide participants with the ability to assess hazards, impacts, and vulnerabilities of local emergency systems. Participants will gain an understanding of how to identify and apply adaptation strategies to address local emergency services sector vulnerabilities. The course is also designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about various resources that can be used to implement local climate adaptation strategies in their communities.
This course enhances the participants’ abilities to support their sector’s disaster preparedness and response activities. It provides participants with an understanding of:
- Hazards information that may impact a local emergency services sector
- Adaptation strategies to mitigate projected hazards
- Resources to implement local adaptation strategies
This awareness level course in intended for a target audience of the Whole Community, including, Citizen/Community Volunteers, Citizen Corp Councils, Coastal Zone Managers, Developers, Emergency Management Agencies, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials workers, Healthcare workers, Fire Services, General Public, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Non-Governmental Organizations, Public Health sector workers, Public Safety Communication, Public Utilities, Public Works, Search & Rescue, Security Professionals, Tribal leaders, and Transportation Security who have little or no exposure to the tools and methods for enhancing community resiliency.
Particular focus is on the emergency services sectors vulnerable to future natural hazard impacts.