Community leaders have the opportunity to enhance their community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all forms of disasters. This course will help to enhance understanding of natural disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community.
This course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify the personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster.
The goal of this course is to provide community leaders with the information on natural hazards and disasters, improve community disaster preparedness, and strngthen community partnerships.
Course Modules include:
- Hazards and Vulnerabilities
- Community Preparedness & Mitigation
- Value of Partnerships