This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) presents a model program for community preparedness. In addition, resources materials are available to help organizations conduct simple preparedness activities for everyone. Community members are the key to our Nation's preparedness and resilience. As such, we need to:
* Support the development of prepared, vigilant, and engaged communities.
* Foster strategic partnerships among: The private sector; nongovernmental organizations; foundations; community-based organizations.
Course Objectives - After this course, you should be able to: * Identify the definition of preparedness. * Describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness. * Identify community preparedness principles. * Describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities. * Identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program. * Identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.
Practical contents include: The Preparedness Topics * How To Use the Materials * Preparing Your Presentation * Preparedness Activities * Preparedness on a Shoestring * Where Is Everybody? * Who Can You Count on? Who Counts on You? * Easy Out: Getting to Safety * Storm Safe: Sheltering in Place * Disaster Plan Dress Rehearsal * Hunting Home Hazards * An Ounce of Fire Prevention * Putting Out Fires * Home Safe Home * Safeguarding Your Valuables * Pet/Service Animal Preparedness * Rx for Readiness * Going Off Grid: Utility Outages * Coming Home After a Disaster * Preparedness: The Whole Community
As a bonus, this compilation includes Disaster Response: Staff Officer's Handbook with Observations, Insights, and Lessons - Comprehensive Information on Military Response to Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Terrorism.
This is a uniquely valuable, informative, and up-to-date guide to military emergency management response, covering all aspects of defense support to civilians in times of crisis. Contents: Introduction * Chapter 1 - The Language of Disasters and Incidents * Chapter 2 - The Legal Framework * Chapter 3 - The National Response Framework and National Incident Management System * Chapter 4 - Department of Defense Role in Incident Response * Chapter 5 - Emergency Support Functions * Appendix A - Unit Planning Considerations * Appendix B - Casualties * Appendix C - Biological Incidents * Appendix D - Nuclear and Radiological Incidents * Appendix E - Catastrophic Incidents * Appendix F - Terrorist Incidents * Appendix G - Mass Evacuation Incidents * Appendix H - Nongovernmental Organizations * Appendix I - Legal Considerations and Law Enforcement * Appendix J - Operations Security * Appendix K - Airspace Command and Control * Appendix L - Search and Rescue * Appendix M - After-Action Reviews * Appendix N - Composite Risk Management * Appendix O - State Points of Contact * Appendix P - Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers * Appendix Q - Websites.
Natural and man-made disasters in the United States cause pain and heartbreak to our fellow citizens. Picking up the pieces of shattered lives and homes is devastating, even to the stoutest among us. While the military cannot repair the emotional damage, it can mitigate the effects of tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, wildland fires, oil spills, and terrorist attacks.