Emergency Preparedness, Two-Part Training (3 Hours)

Training Source: 
ILRU
Beginning Date: 
06/23/2008
Type of Training: 
On-demand

Target Audience

The primary target audience is direct service staff of centers for independent living. Those who supervise direct service staff in centers and center directors will benefit from this course. Staff and members of statewide independent living councils may also find this course helpful in understanding the issues of emergency preparedness.

Part 1: Assisting Individuals to Prepare for an Emergency

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Educate consumers, other staff, and community members on the importance of emergency preparedness
  • Assist individuals with disabilities to advocate for communities to be prepared to assist in emergencies
  • Educate consumers and staff about the importance of creating personal emergency preparedness plans to ensure their own safety, regardless of how well their communities are prepared or not prepared to assist in an emergency
  • Assist individuals in creating comprehensive, individual emergency plans
  • Explain important terms and what to expect during an emergency evacuation
  • Conduct a basic group training on emergency preparedness using training materials previewed in this course
  • Recommend resources to consumers on preparing for and surviving an emergency, including personal guides, planning tools, lists of supplies, and other materials

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Audio of Part 1: Assisting Individuals to Prepare for an Emergency (01:23:44)

Part 2: Preparing Your Organization for an Emergency

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the organization’s emergency preparedness plan
  • Advocate for communities to be prepared to assist in emergencies
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to effectively communicate emergency procedures
  • Create an inventory of survival items to be stored at the CIL
  • Implement adequate storage and protection of agency records and equipment
  • Be prepared to reestablish CIL functions and operations following a disaster

Audio of Part 2: Preparing Your Organization for an Emergency (01:26:09)

Other Resources on Emergency Preparedness and Recovery