Emergency Response

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Emergency Preparedness for Families of First Responders

Goal/Intended Audience

The goal of this course is to provide the information and tools necessary to enable first responders to prepare their families for an emergency event.

This course is intended for first responders and their family members. (Family members do not need to take the online course, but are encouraged to participate in the printed activities once the course is completed).

Capabilities identified:

  • Capability 1: Community Preparedness...
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Volunteer Training: Personal Protective Equipment

Firefighters pulling a fire hose.

Course Summary

Demonstrate the appropriate use of PPE

Intended Audience

Volunteers

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Explainwhy Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be necessary for those acting as volunteers in a public health emergency
  • Describethe process for selecting PPE and ensuring its safe and effective use
  • Describethe use or non-use of...
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Volunteer Training: Incident Command System (ICS)

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Course Summary

Rxplain how the Incident Command System works and how you as a volunteer fit into it

Intended Audience

Volunteers

Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describethe basic management features of the Incident Command System and their value during an emergency response
  • Describethe roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and Command...
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Volunteer Training: First Steps

Collage of emergency workers in a variety of emergency situations

This course will explain why volunteers are an essential part of a successful emergency response and guide you through the process of becoming a volunteer.

Intended Audience

potential public health volunteers

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this part, you will be able to:

  • Describevarious roles volunteers will play in the response to a disaster or other public health emergency
  • Describewhat training is...
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Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part III

Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part III

There are a total of nine modules in the Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The course has been divided into the three parts as outlined below.

  • Part I
    • Module 1: Emergency Response Guide
    • Module 2: Biological Weapons
    • Module 3: Radiological Weapons
  • Part II
    • Module 4: Incendiary Weapons...
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Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part II

Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part II

There are a total of nine modules in the Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The course has been divided into the three parts as outlined below

  • Part I
    • Module 1:Emergency Response Guide
    • Module 2:Biological Weapons
    • Module 3:Radiological Weapons
  • Part II
    • Module 4:...
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Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part I

Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction - Part I

There are a total of nine modules in the Emergency Medical Services Operations and Planning for Weapons of Mass Destruction course. The course has been divided into the three parts as outlined below.

Part 1

  • Module 1: Emergency Response Guide
  • Module 2: Biological Weapons
  • Module 3: Radiological Weapons

These modules contain practice exercises that will provide you with an opportunity to apply and better understand the material...

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Weapons of Mass Destruction - Awareness

Collage of various WMD situations -- mushroom clouds, emergency personnel, HAZMAT tanker, gas masks, etc.

There are five modules in this course. When you are finished reading this course overview, complete the Pre-test. You can access the Pre-test by clicking on the link provided on the course menu on the left. After you've completed the Pre-test, move on to the first module, "Prevention and Deterrence". Once you have completed this module and its practice exercises, go on to the following four modules which are: "Chemical Agents", "Biological Agents", "Radiological Materials", and "Explosive...

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Joint Information Center - How Does It Work

Joint Information Center - What It Is, How It Works

There are three lessons in this course:

  1. Defining the Joint Information Center
  2. Getting Information to the Public
  3. Staffing and Organizational Structure

There are practice activities/exercises throughout the lessons. These practice activities/exercises will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these lessons. There is a Post-test at the end of lesson 3.

Intended Audience

Local...

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Critical Thinking

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There are 6 steps in this course:

  • Step 1: Identify and Define the Problem
  • Step 2: Gather Information
  • Step 3: Develop Alternatives
  • Step 4: Select an Alternative
  • Step 5: Implement the Solution
  • Step 6: Evaluate the Solution

Each module includes at least one Review Question.

These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented...

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