Class 1 – Disaster Preparedness
In this unit you will learn about:
- Roles and Responsibilities for Community Preparedness: How everyone in a
community has a role in disaster preparedness and response.
- Elements of Disasters and Their Impact on the Infrastructure: The potential effect
of extreme emergencies and disasters on transportation; electrical service; telephone
communication; availability of food, water, shelter and fuel; and emergency services.
- Personal and Organizational Preparedness: How you can prepare in advance to
improve the quality of your survival and to reduce the damage from hazards.
- Role of CERTs: CERT organization, disaster and non-disaster roles, and laws that
protect disaster workers from liability.