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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Emergency Response Planning

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About the course

An emergency can be anything that injures or has the potential to injure your employees, the environment, or your facility itself. Emergencies take the form of accidents, HAZMAT spills, fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, terrorism, earthquake, and virtually any other event that may injure people, the environment, or property. You may be prepared to apply your resources to emergencies that involve your facility but are you prepared for emergencies that require resources beyond those of your company? Are you prepared for emergencies that affect your entire area or community?

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards including major hazards, related hazards, natural hazards and its definition, technological hazards and dangers of natural hazards
  • Understand roles of the employer and local, state and federal agencies in emergency and disaster response
  • Apply the four phases of emergency management
  • Learn the guiding principles of a successful, comprehensive emergency management program
  • Recognize terrorism and understand the incident command system utilized during an emergency response

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Analyzing the Risks
  • The Major Hazards
  • Related Hazards
  • Hazard Evaluation
  • Risk Factors
  • Natural Hazards - Definitions
  • Signs and Warnings
  • Dangers of Natural Hazards

Day 2

  • Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery for Natural Hazards
  • Related Emergencies
  • Technological Hazards - Definitions
  • Signs and Warnings
  • Dangers of Natural Hazards
  • Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery for Natural Hazards
  • Related Emergencies
  • Preparing Your Personal Disaster Plan

Day 3

  • Development
  • Practice
  • Maintenance
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Responsibility for Emergency Management
  • Available Emergency Services
  • Available Resources

Day 4

  • Emergency Program Management
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management Defined
  • Phases of Emergency Management
  • The Emergency Program Manager
  • Civil Defense and Emergency Management
  • Legal and Moral Responsibilities

Day 5

  • Coordination with Other Agencies
  • Emergency Management and Your Community
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Government Assistance
  • Tasks of the Emergency Program Manager
  • Hazard Identification and Planning
  • Maintain the Emergency Partnership

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for either senior managers or new employees who may, in the course of their normal duties, be called upon to take up a position in their company’s emergency response organization. Alternatively, the course would suit anyone within the company who wishes to understand the principles of emergency response as it applies to industry.

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