Personal Preparedness


Disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Community volunteers, hospital workers, and public health staff members may be called on to help with a community response to a disaster. In order to respond effectively in such an emergency, these workers must have plans in place to be sure their families, other dependents, pets, etc. are cared for. This course provides a step-by-step process for developing a family disaster plan and a personal emergency plan.

After completing this course the learner will be able to describe:
The importance of a Family Disaster Plan and a Personal Emergency Plan
The elements of a Family Disaster Plan
The elements of a Personal Emergency Plan
How these plans might function in different emergency situations