The purpose of the Whole Community Planning for Disaster course is to explain why and how government, faith-based and community organizations and other groups can participate in an inclusive emergency planning process to improve the resilience of a community, and subsequently the nation.
Upon completion of the Whole Community Planning for Disaster course, you will be able to:
- Define the Whole Community Approach and discuss its benefits.
- Combine the knowledge, resources, and networks of all stakeholders to support community preparedness for disaster.
- Address the needs of all community members during disaster response and recovery.
- Explore actions your community can take to be better prepared for disaster situations through the application of the Emergency Planning Principles and the steps of the Preparedness Cycle.
- Explore the use of the C-MIST framework to address the needs of all community members, including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
- Identify characteristics of SMART goals and explore their relationship with Action Plans.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Whole Community Approach
Lesson 3: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Lesson 4: Addressing Needs of All Community Members
Lesson 5: Developing Action Plans
Lesson 6: Conclusion
This course was funded through the 2021 Community Safety Grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).