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EM108 Community Mass Care Management

RATIONALE AND COURSE GOAL

Courses in emergency management have been developed for many of the functions and activities necessary for disaster response. One notable exception is the mass care function. Mass care encompasses sheltering, feeding, and providing other emergency assistance to disaster victims and disaster responders. These activities are critical in the aftermath of a major disaster. Yet, there has been no mass care course available through FEMA for preparing State and local emergency management personnel to plan for and handle this function effectively.

The Community Mass Care Management course is designed to provide training to communities about mass care. By making more communities capable of planning for and managing mass care, professional mass care organizations like the Red Cross will find resources better organized and more abundant and communities will be more self-sufficient. Providing such training will increase mass care options at the community level and will result in greater readiness for population protection and higher quality management of mass care needs. The goal of the course is to equip emergency management staff and voluntary agency personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as effective Mass Care Coordinators in a broad range of disaster situations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Describe how effective planning facilitates a timely response to victims when a disaster strikes.
  • Identify the factors in their communities that affect mass care planning.
  • Identify resources required to meet the communities' mass care needs.
  • Develop an EOP annex that addresses community mass care needs.
  • Describe the long-term mass care issues that can arise in the aftermath of a disaster and how to respond to them.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for State, tribal, and local government emergency management and voluntary agency personnel who provide mass care assistance.

This course was released by FEMA in November 2001 and will take approximately 14 hours to complete.

There are seven units, one appendices, and three handouts in this course. The course files are approximately one megabyte each for the benefit of low bandwidth (14.4 and 28.8 modem) users. The naming protocol is EM108.exe and EM108Handouts.exe and EM108Append.pdf. Graphics may not be optimum in these documents due to originals and file size considerations.

Upon receiving your paid registration, we will send you the password to open these. We recommend you print out the pages as you need them and keep them as a paper reference.

The test is taken online. When you pass the test, you will be mailed a certificate of completion.

Certificate

The final exam is 30 questions taken from the reading material. You may use any of the materials while taking the test.

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