© 2004 International Disaster/Fire Training Institute Inc.
EM 197 Emergency Planning And Special Needs Populations
What You Get: 140 pages in 8 Units, 5 Handouts and 3 Resource Sections and Glossary.
See some Sample Test Questions
Secondary audiences may include personnel from business and industry who are active in emergency planning and professional associations in related areas, such as nursing home administrators.
Unit 1: Course
Introduction This unit will include instructor and student introductions,
administrative information, course requirements, a description of the
course materials, and an overview of the issues related to emergency planning
for special needs populations. This unit will also provide students with
an opportunity to present issues and concerns they have about emergency
planning for special needs populations.
Unit 2: The Emergency
Management Process This unit will begin with a discussion of the four
phases of emergency management. Students will learn about the response
process and the role of local, voluntary, State and Federal responders.
Students will learn about the importance of asking for help and will identify
local resources that can help them work with special needs populations
in a disaster.
Unit 3: Hazard Mitigation Issues This unit will include hazard mitigation measures for special needs individuals and facilities. Students will discuss risks they might face locally and identify mitigation strategies and priorities that they can use to protect their clients and facilities. Students will also identify local resources that can help them with mitigation efforts.
Unit 4: Preparedness
Issues This unit will begin with a brief scenario that illustrates
the importance of planning. Students will watch a video that stresses
the need for planning. The instructor will introduce a scenario and students
will answer questions about preparedness based on that scenario. Finally,
students will identify preparedness actions that they can take now to
plan for the future.
Unit 5: Response
Issues This unit will begin with an overview of response and government's
role. The instructors will use brief scenarios to discuss the type of
assistance needed to help special needs populations. Students will receive
an update on the scenario introduced in the last unit and answer a series
of questions about response. Finally, students will identify actions they
can take now to plan for response in the future.
Unit 6: Recovery
Issues In this unit, the students will review the definition of recovery
and outline the relationship between recovery and response. The instructor
will review key Federal recovery activities. Students will then review
a scenario update and identify types of assistance available, strategies
for getting information about assistance to special needs populations,
and key activities to accomplish during the recovery process. Finally,
students will identify actions they can take now to plan for recovery
in the future.
Unit 7: Unique
Considerations This unit will address the unique issues related to
providing emergency care to seniors, persons with disabilities, and other
special needs populations. Financial issues, media relations, and current
trends will be covered. To ensure that the information is accurate and
the student's questions are answered, it is suggested that this unit be
delivered using guest instructors who are experts in specific areas.
Unit 8: Course
Summary This unit will review student expectations from the first
day of class, and identify key lessons learned and actions to be taken
after the class.
Relocated senior citizens may experience
It is estimated ____ Americans have some disability.
When developing your
emergency plan you should designated the American Red Cross as the lead
agency as they have the most experience.
True or False?
Copyright © 2004 International Disaster/Fire Training Institute, Inc.
All rights reserved. Website www.all-hazards.com
publications used in this document have been electronically transcribed