Disaster Preparedness 101


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  • 15
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  • 16
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  • 7
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  • 0.7
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Course Description

Are you ready to face a disaster? Have you ever wondered what you would do when the big one hit? What disasters do you face where you live, and what actions do you take when they happen? These are just a few questions to ask yourself to know if you are prepared for a disaster. In this disaster preparedness course, you will gain valuable insight and knowledge of what YOU can do to not only prepare yourself but also all your family members to survive and be ready for a disaster. The course will guide you through the basic steps all the way through getting an emergency kit together to preparing you for financially and technologically.  By taking this course, you will gain insight into what things you really need, but also items that can make sheltering easier on everyone, including your pets. For those with special needs, the course also provides unique insights on how to prepare for family members with accessibility concerns and how you can make sure they are taken care of during the disaster.

Taking this course will help you prepare a fully functional disaster preparedness plan--one that includes packing lists, a communication plan, a financial plan, and even a technology plan. If you live in areas where tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, or other disasters are common, this is the course for you. In addition, this course will cover topics that help you understand what the benefits a safe room can provide for your safety. Even for those not in these areas, this course still provides insight into what to do for man-made disasters such as terrorist attacks, chemical spills, and fires. Don't wait until disaster strikes, strike first and get prepared.  

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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

A disaster is a sudden, calamitous event that causes serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society causing widespread human, material, economic, and/or environmental losses which exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own level of resources. 50 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Ready.gov; Types of disasters: Definition of hazard
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson 2: Getting Prepared: The Essentials

What items do you consider essential? How about what your family members will need? Everyone will have something different listed when it comes to deciding on what is essential to have when a disaster happens. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Build A Kit; Be Prepared for an Emergency. Be Red Cross Ready!; Emergency Items: What Will Disappear First; Top 10 supplies you need in case disaster strikes; Family Emergency Binder: Free Checklist to Create Your Own
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson 3: Key First Aid, Health, and Decontamination Information

When disaster hits, there may very likely be injuries, such as scrapes, cuts, or broken bones. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Survival Medical Supplies; How To Pack An Emergency Kit; Where Should I Store the Family First Aid Kit?; How to Self-Decontaminate after a Radiation Emergency; Emergency Communication Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson 4: Seeking Shelter

This lesson will cover material to provide you with basic guidance on seeking and preparing for shelter. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Storm Safe: Sheltering In Place; Emergency Response Plan; Emergency Preparedness Basics; What To Do During Severe Weather And Other Emergencies
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson 5: Preparing a Safe Room

Another measure that you can take is to prepare a safe room inside your house. These are often used in areas where tornadoes and hurricanes are at high risk. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Safe Rooms; Safe Room Ideas; Preparing a Home Safe Room; Residential Safe Rooms
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson 6: Alerts and Warnings

This lesson will focus on the different types of alerts and warnings that are commonly used, what they mean, and how they are broadcasted. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Early warning of disasters: Facts and figures; Be Smart. Take Part. Know Your Alerts And Warnings; Timely Alerts and Warning; ?They didn?t warn you': Louisiana disaster reveals deep challenges in flood communication; Emergency Alerting Systems
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson 7: Internal and External Communications

You must consider every avenue that may happen when the emergency or disaster strikes. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: How to Create an Emergency Communication Plan; 4 Tips for Creating Your Emergency Communications Plan; 20 Days to Ready: Know Where They?ll Be; Create Your Family Emergency Communication Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson 8: Medical and First Aid Needs

To fully plan your medical and first aid needs, you have to get together key and important information. 50 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Consumer Preparedness in the Face of Disaster; Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets; Making a First Aid Kit; Getting Medical Care and Prescription Drugs in a Disaster or Emergency Area; Medication Management in Disaster Planning
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson 9: Being Prepared Financial During a Disaster

There are many things to consider and putting together a solid financial plan takes some deep thought and consideration. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Everyone Must Be Prepared For Emergencies; Preparing for Natural Disasters presented by insurancelinked.com; Creating an Emergency Preparation File: Protecting Vital Documents
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson 10: Mobility and Transportation

This lesson will discuss what you need to do to be prepared for an emergency, as well as what to do if the disaster strikes when you are driving or mobile. 50 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: The New Survivalist Disaster Preparedness and Self-Reliance; Safety and Driving Tips
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson 11: Introduction to Disaster Preparedness

If you are an individual with medical needs, disabilities, and the need to have accessibility and functional needs, you need to add an extra layer of thought to your emergency preparedness plan. 50 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs; Basic Supplies for Unique Needs; Power Outages
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson 12: Search Organization Preparedness

An effective first responder readiness program needs a reasonable vision, significant targets, and objectives, characterized deliverables and courses of events, and consistent surveys. 50 Total Points
  • Review Article: Disaster Shelters
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson 13: Emergency Preparedness for Schools

Schools must plan thoroughly for their preparedness in an emergency. This lesson will go over the basic steps school officials should take when planning for an emergency. 50 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: School Emergency Plan; Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan; Threat- and Hazard-Specific Annexes; Disaster Planning for Schools
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson 14: Emergency Preparedness for the Office

To have your business ready for a disaster, it will take coordination between administration, organization representatives, multiple offices and HR is required while dealing with the issues identified with when facing imminent harm or danger. 25 Total Points
  • Review 5 Articles: Get Started: Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Small Businesses; Emergency Preparedness For Offices; Office Survival Kit; Crisis Communications Plan; 8 Steps to Create the Ultimate Crisis Communication Plan
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson 15: Being Ready for a Technological Disaster

Recovery methodologies should be created for Information Innovation (IT) frameworks, applications, and information. 400 Total Points
  • Review Article: Taking Action for Disaster Preparedness: Technology and Innovation in Support of America?s PrepareAthon!
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Complete: The Final Exam
1075
Total Course Points
 

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Course Title: Disaster Preparedness 101
Course Number: 9770489
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Author: Theresa Smith
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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