E905 - IEMC: Hurricane: Preparedness and Response

Course Description:

This Integrated Emergency Management Course E905 Hurricane Preparedness and Response is another in the curriculum and addresses preparedness and response in emergency situations resulting from a hurricane. This exercise-based course is conducted for two types of audiences. The participants in the "generic" audience represent various communities from throughout the country. The "specific" audience is made up of participants all from one community. The places public officials and other key community leaders in a disaster simulation. The course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exercises, allow for structured decision making in a learning, yet realistic, environment. A key outcome of this is that additional planning needs are identified, providing the opportunity to enhance overall preparedness. The exercise scenario for the Hurricane: Preparedness and Response focuses on evacuation issues prior to the simulated hurricane making landfall, and response activities after landfall.

CEUs: 2.5

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to enroll in both the Hurricane: Preparedness and Response and the Hurricane: Recovery and Mitigation, in consecutive, back to back, offerings.