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.

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