Online Class: Disaster Risk Reduction — Preparing for Emergencies

This disaster risk reduction course will provide you with strategies to minimize your personal and financial safety risk in the event of an unforeseen emergency.

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Course Description

Mastering Disaster Resilience: Strategies for a Safer Tomorrow

In a world that often seems tumultuous, every news notification might herald a fresh calamity—hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and more. While nature's fury is global, it's not just about the vast expanse of the world outside; it's about the safety of our homes, the wellbeing of our families, and the resilience of our communities. What if you could be better prepared? What if you had the tools to safeguard what you hold dear?

Enter the realm of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) - a robust approach tailored to ensure you're not just another statistic in the aftermath of a disaster, but a beacon of hope and strength.

Here's what our course offers:

  • Understanding Disasters: Delve into the anatomy of disasters, understanding their genesis, evolution, and the risks they manifest. We'll unravel how DRR strategies can be your armor against these unpredictable foes.

  • The Environment and DRR Nexus: Our world's health plays a pivotal role in the nature of disasters. Explore how the environment interplays with DRR and how our actions today can shape a safer tomorrow.

  • Harnessing Resources: A deep dive into the pivotal role of resources in disaster scenarios. Learn about their significance, management, and optimal utilization to bolster DRR initiatives.

Emergencies don't send calendar invites; they test our preparedness and resilience. Through "Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergencies," we aim to transform you from a passive observer to a proactive guardian, ready to face challenges head-on.

Are you geared up to fortify yourself and your community against the unpredictable? Dive in and shape a more resilient future!

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  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson One - Disaster Risk Reduction In Emergencies

The definition of Disaster Risk Reduction is discussed and analyzed. Additional lesson topics: Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment; Ways to Reduce Vulnerability and Prepare for Disaster; Disaster Risk Reduction UNESCO 51 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Course Introduction and Goals
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Quiz

Lesson Two - Emergencies and Disaster Risk

This lesson will take a closer look at DDR in emergencies and further explore the relationship between the two. Additional lesson topics: Do You Know What to Do?; Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response; Disaster and Emergency, What's The Difference?; Disaster risk reduction and disaster risk management 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Quiz

Lesson Three - The Environment and Disaster Risk

This lesson will explore the impact the environment has on disaster risk and DRR both as the cause of disasters and as something that can be impacted by a disaster. Additional lesson topics: Several Environmental Disasters; Environmental Management and Disaster Risk Reduction; Environmental disasters : Design for disaster; Effects of Disasters: Risk and Resilience Factors; Different Types of Environmental Disasters 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Quiz

Lesson Four - Geophysical Disasters

This lesson will look at geophysical disasters, discussing what qualities they have. Additional lesson topics: World Geophysical Disasters; Understanding threats and reducing risks to human well being; Earthquakes; The biggest volcano eruptions in recorded history 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Quiz

Lesson Five - Hydrological Disasters

This lesson will look at another natural disaster classification--hydrological disasters. Additional lesson topics: Hydrological Disasters; Information About Floods; Direct and indirect losses; Epidemics after Natural Disasters; Types of disasters: Definition of hazard 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Quiz

Lesson Six - Climatological Disasters

This lesson will explore the different types of climatological disasters and what is involved with each. Additional lesson topics: Climatological/meteorological and hydrological disasters and the insurance sector; Definition of disaster types; Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters; NASA Climate Change 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Quiz

Lesson Seven - Meteorological Disasters

This lesson will look at the last natural disaster classification, meteorological disasters. Additional lesson topics: What are Hurricanes?; National Hurricane Center; Reducing and Managing Risks of Disasters in a Changing Climate; What is the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane? 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Quiz

Lesson Eight - Non-Natural Disasters

This lesson will look at non-natural disasters like chemical spills, biological hazards, and man-made events that pose a threat to people's safety. Additional lesson topics: Safest U.S. cities from natural disasters; Biological Emergencies; Devastating Unnatural Disasters 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Quiz

Lesson Nine - Prevention and Risk Management

The focus of this lesson is on the topic of prevention and risk management. Additional lesson topics: Understanding Disaster Risk; Natural Disaster Prevention; Effective Disaster Management Strategies 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Quiz

Lesson Ten - Managing Infrastructure

This lesson will explore infrastructure and the role it plays in disasters, emergencies, and DRR. Additional lesson topics: Infrastructure for Disaster Management; Coping study on disaster resilient infrastructure; The Relevance of Soft Infrastructure in Disaster Management 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Quiz

Lesson Eleven - Health Aspects

This lesson will discuss the different health aspects involved with disasters and what impact they can have in DRR. Additional lesson topics: Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets; Strategies for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups; Emergency and disaster risk management for health; Disaster risk management for health: climate risk management 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Quiz

Lesson Twelve - Addressing Vulnerabilities

This lesson will look at the vulnerabilities that can be present and contribute to disasters. Additional lesson topics: The Role and Impact of Population and Society; Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment VCA ; Reducing the Impacts of Natural Disasters 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Quiz

Lesson Thirteen - Disaster Response

This lesson will discuss disaster response and what needs to be done to ensure success of planning and DRR efforts. Additional lesson topics: Common Responses to Disasters or Traumatic Events; Disaster and Emergency Planning for Preparedness, Response, and Recovery; Disaster Response and Recovery; Law Enforcement's Role in Responding to Disasters 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Quiz

Lesson Fourteen - Post-Disaster Recovery Planning

This lesson will explore some of the post-disaster recovery planning efforts that can be taken and what role DRR can play in them. Additional lesson topics: Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction; How to Write a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business; Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Quiz

Lesson Fifteen - Resources

This final lesson will discuss the resources that are needed in a disaster that can help reduce the risks the situation poses. 400 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Quiz
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe disaster risk reduction in emergencies.
  • Describe the environment and disaster risk.
  • Describe various types of disasters: geophysical disasters, hydrological disasters, climatological disasters, meteorological disasters and non-natural disasters.
  • Summarize prevention and risk management.
  • Describe methods for managing infrastructure.
  • Describe health aspects resulting for a disaster.
  • Describe disaster response and post-disaster recovery planning.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Disaster Risk Reduction: Preparing for Emergencies
Course Number: 9770507
Lessons Rating: 5.0 / 5 Stars (330 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 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
Instructor: John Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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