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EM 235 - Intermediate Emergency Planning Course

You Get Three Books:

The Emergency Planning Process - Self-Instruction There are seven modules to this course. 188 pages.
Tools for Emergency Planning This module has five modules and four appendices. 170 pages.
Emergency Planning Workshop There are nine modules and two appendices to this workshop. 199 pages.

See some Sample Test Questions

EM235_SI The Emergency Planning Process: Self-Instruction

This course was developed For: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Institute by Human Technology, Inc. McLean, VA June 1997. This course is one of three publications addressing emergency planning.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Purpose
Audience
Course Objectives
Instructions
Materials Provided
Other Required Materials
Using The Materials
Training Time
Course Pre-Test

I. INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY PLANNING

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs)
Purpose And Nature Of An EOP
The Relationship Between Local And State EOPs
The Contents Of An EOP
An All-Hazard EOP
Functional Approach
EOP Components
The Planning Process
Team Approach
Planning Steps
Step 1-Research
Step 2-Development
Step 3-Validation
Step 4-Maintenance
Unit Summary
Exercise: Your Jurisdiction's EOP
Self Check
Self Check Answers

II. ASSESSING THE COMMUNITY'S SITUATION

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Key Community Information
Property
Infrastructure
Demographic Information
Community Sectoring
Response Agencies
Updating Community Information
Emergency Response Performance
Unit Summary
Exercise: Assessing Your Community's Situation
Exercise: Reviewing Emergency Response Performance
Self Check
Self Check Answers

III. HAZARD ANALYSIS

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
The Hazard Analysis Process
The Purpose Of A Hazard Analysis
Key Hazard Information
Hazard Identification
Hazard Characteristics
Potential Consequences
Relative Threat
Effects Of Multiple Or Secondary Hazards
The Hazard Analysis Process
Information Sources
Unit Summary

Exercise: Reviewing The Hazard Analysis
Self Check
Self Check Answers

 

IV. THE BASIC PLAN

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
The Basic Plan
The Purpose Of A Basic Plan
The Elements Of A Basic Plan
Introductory Material
Purpose
Situation And Assumptions
Concept Of Operations
Organization And Assignment Of Responsibilities
Administration And Logistics
Plan Development and Maintenance
Authorities and References
Unit Summary
Exercise: Your Jurisdiction's Basic Plan
Self Check
Self Check Answers

V. ANNEXES AND APPENDICES

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Functional Annexes
The Purpose Of A Functional Annex
Annex Contents

Annex Organization
Annex Descriptions
Direction And Control Annex
Communications Annex
Warning Annex
Emergency Public Information Annex
Evacuation Annex
Mass Care Annex
Health And Medical Services Annex
Resource Management Annex
Hazard-Specific Appendices
The Purpose Of An Appendix
Appendix Contents
Appendix Organization
Appendix Descriptions
Earthquake
Unit Summary
Exercise: Reviewing The Annexes And Appendices
Self Check
Self Check Answers

VI. IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTIONS

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Implementing Instructions
The Purpose Of Implementing Instructions
Types Of Implementing Instructions
Effective Implementing Instructions
Unit Summary
Exercise: Reviewing Your Agency's Implementing Instructions
Self Check
Self Check Answers

VII. COURSE SUMMARY

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Course Summary
Course Post-Test And Feedback
Posttest
Posttest Feedback
Course Posttest

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Examples of Functional Annex Content
Appendix B: Examples of Hazard-Specific Appendix Content
Appendix C: Pretest And Posttest Answer Keys

EM235_TB Tools For Emergency Planning

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COURSE INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Purpose
Audience
Learning Objectives
Course Materials
Using The Materials
Training Time
Course Pretest

I. IDENTIFYING YOUR JURISDICTION'S VULNERABILITIES

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Sectoring The Jurisdiction
Hazard Analysis
What Is A Hazard Analysis?
Potential Information Sources
Types Of Information
Recording The Information
Ranking The Hazards
Vulnerability Analysis
Identifying Vulnerabilities
Quantifying The Risk
Surveying The Risk
Assigning Severity Ratings
Creating Frequency Distributions
Unit Summary
Self Check
Self Check Answers

II. PLANNING FOR EVACUATIONS

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Identify And Obtain Source Materials
Identifying The Public At Risk
Spontaneous Evacuation
Types Of Shelters Used
Increasing The Number Of Evacuees
Dealing With Those Who Refuse To Evacuate
Evacuating Special-Needs Populations
Evacuating Pets And Other Animals
Identifying Facilities At Risk
Identifying Special Facilities
Identifying Critical Facilities
Establishing Evacuation Routes And Clearance Times
Defining The Resources Required For Preparation And Evacuation
Planning For Emergency Public Information
Developing The Evacuation Plan
Developing A Response Schedule
Unit Summary
Self Check
Self Check Answers

III. LOCATING KEY RESPONSE FACILITIES

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Selecting Shelters And Refuges Of Last Resort
Introduction
Determining The Adequacy Of Existing Shelters
Defining Shelter Operational Requirements
Identifying Refuges Of Last Resort
Locating Feeding Stations
Locating Casualty Collection Points (CCPs)
Introduction
Estimating Numbers Of Casualties
Locating CCPs
Unit Summary
Self Check
Self Check Answers

IV. POST-EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Developing A Post-Emergency Response Plan
Developing Goals And Objectives
Developing Assumptions
Assessing The Impact On The Jurisdiction
Meeting Immediate Needs
Matching Resources With Needs
Coordinating The Response Effort
Unit Summary
Self Check
Self Check Answers

V. NEXT STEPS

Introduction
Unit Purpose
Unit Contents
Unit Objectives
Unit Training Time
Workshop Overview
Purpose Of The Workshop
Workshop Topics
Your Role In The Workshop
What To Take To The Workshop
Closing
Course Posttest
Posttest Feedback

COURSE POST-TEST

APPENDIX A: SUGGESTED RESPONSE PRIORITIES

APPENDIX B: UNIQUE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

APPENDIX C: AMERICAN RED CROSS FACILITY SURVEY FORM

APPENDIX D: ANSWER KEYS

EM 235_WS Emergency Planning Workshop

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION AND WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Module Overview
Workshop Overview
Workshop Goals And Objectives
Workshop Agenda
Workshop Materials
Evaluation

MODULE 2: SITUATION ASSESSMENT

Module Overview
Module Introduction
Sectoring
Small-Group Exercise: Developing A Sector-Based Jurisdiction Profile
Review And Transition

MODULE 3: HAZARD ANALYSIS

Module Overview
Module Introduction
The Hazard Analysis Process
Identifying The Hazards
Developing Hazard Profiles
Developing A Jurisdiction Profile
Identifying Elements At Risk
Developing Response Priorities
Assigning Severity Ratings
Compiling Data Into A Jurisdiction Risk Index
Creating And Applying Scenarios
Group Activity: Developing A Sample Hazard Analysis
Small-Group Exercise: Applying The Hazard Analysis Process
Review And Transition

MODULE 4: BASIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT

Module Overview
Module Introduction
EOP Format
Basic Plan Elements
Overview
Plan Elements
Small-Group Exercise: Revising The Jurisdiction’s Basic Plan
Review And Transition

MODULE 5: ANNEXES AND APPENDICES

Module Overview
Module Introduction
Annexes And Appendices
Small-Group Exercise: Developing Annexes
Small-Group Exercise: Developing Appendices
Review And Transition


 

 

MODULE 6: IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTIONS

Module Overview
Module Introduction
Types Of Implementing Instructions
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Job Aids
Checklists
Information Cards
Other Types Of Forms
Characteristics Of Effective Implementing Instructions
Exercise: Evaluating Implementing Instructions
Exercise: Revising/Developing Implementing Instructions
Review And Transition

MODULE 7: FINALIZING THE PLAN

Module Overview
Module Introduction
Transition

MODULE 8: OPERATIONAL PLANNING

Module Overview
Module Introduction
Operational Planning
Operational Planning Process
Step 1. Define The Problem
Step 2. Identify The Needs
Step 3. Develop Contingencies
Step 4. Establish Objectives
Step 5. Allocate Resources
Group Activity: Using The Operational Planning Process
Small-Group Exercise: Developing Action Plans
Review And Summary

MODULE 9: LONG-RANGE COMMUNITY PLANNING

Module Overview
Planning For Comprehensive Emergency Management
Long-Range Planning
EOP Development
Long-range Planning Process
Characteristics Of An Effective Long-range Plan
Exercise: Reviewing The Long-range Plan
Review And Transition

APPENDIX A: JOB AIDS

APPENDIX B: TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

During a disaster without warning operational planning begins

a. only when the emergency program manager initiates it.
b. when roll call is completed in the activated Emergency Operations Center.
c. at the time of the Emergency Operations Plan activation.
d. 6-12 hours after the event.

A church may be a good shelter because

a. most church organizations have a commitment to offer their facilities to the public during a disaster.
b. it is good public relations for the church.
c. they are usually built to shelter standards.
d. it is used only 1-2 days per week.

Most emergencies will not result in a Federal emergency or disaster declaration. If Federal assistance is requested, however, that request must be prepared and submitted by the local emergency program manager. True or False

Federal government assistance is available to local governments

a. only through the State EOP framework.
b. when local government is so devastated that only federal intervention will save lives and property.
c. on request by the jurisdictions chief executive officer.
d. through Congressional initiatives and FEMA.

To avoid duplicating efforts, the EOP should be

a. developed by one assigned emergency planner.
b. organized around generic functional areas.
c. presented in public forums at regular intervals for comment.
d. prepared by multiple agencies who will identify overlapping responsibilities.

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