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Course Title:  EM 362 Multihazard Planning for Schools

What You Get: 4 Files with over 269 pages with tables and graphics

See some Sample Test Questions

OVERVIEW OF COURSE

UNIT I: Introduction

Overview & Objectives
Introductions
Planning as a Continual Process
Overview of Course
Relying On Your Own Resources
Moral Responsibilities/Legal Aspects
Hazards of the Area
Plan Development Worksheets

UNIT II: Identifying & Mitigating Hazards

Overview & Objectives
Identifying Hazards
Planning the Evacuation Route
Evacuation: Reasons & Procedures
Planning Your Evacuation Routes
School Building Safety: Structural and Nonstructural
Identifying Nonstructural Hazards in School Buildings
Classroom Hazard Hunt
Demonstrating Mitigation Measures
Plan Development

UNIT III: Planning to Respond

Overview & Objectives
Disaster Notification Process
Responding to Hazards
Introduction to the ICS
How ICS Functions in School Systems
How One School Exercises Its Plan
Problem Solving at Wilson Elementary School
Response Training
Communications
Communications Game
Special Needs of People with Disabilities
Plan Development

UNIT IV: Coping with Disasters

Overview & Objectives
Pre-event Planning
Typical Responses to Disasters - Adults
Typical Responses to Disasters - Children
Active Listening
Active Listening in a Non-Disaster Situation
Active Listening in a Disaster Simulation
When to Refer A Child to Mental Health Professionals
Plan Development

UNIT V: Implementing and Evaluating the Plan

Overview & Objectives
“A Time to Prepare” and “Tornado Drill”
School Drill Definitions
Disaster-Safe Actions
Hazard Specific Drill
Response Decisions at Wilson School
Plan Development

UNIT VI: Planning to Recover

Overview & Objectives
Your Role in Long-Term Recovery
Psychological & Emotional Issues in the Recovery Process
Recovery Considerations
Planning to Mitigate Hazards
Assistance from FEMA
Plan Development

UNIT VII: Linking to the Larger Community

Overview & Objectives
Why Do We Need A Plan?
Building a Support Network of Experts
Marketing Your School Safety Plan
Course Wrap-Up


SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

Which element(s) are part of the continual planning process?
a.generate interest
b.divide planning activities into manageable components
c.prepare short-term work plan
d. all of the above
e. generate emergency plan for state emergency management evaluation and approval

What problem could a school site anticipate during an emergency?

a. a deluge of monetary donations
b. parents and members of the media trying to get in
c. long term health care problems
d. separated and lost pets

What length of time should schools plan for before emergency aid arrives?

a. None
b. 1 day
c. 3 days
d. 7 days

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