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IS-910.A: Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals

This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the published National Preparedness System. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce and overview basic preparedness concepts and present basic strategies for improving community preparedness.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain preparedness and how it enhances the capability to manage emergencies.
  • Identify key elements of the national approach to preparedness.
  • Describe the relationship between community preparedness and key emergency management functions.
  • Identify strategies for improving community preparedness through education and outreach.

Primary Audience

Individuals with emergency management preparedness responsibilities including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.





Course Length:

3 hours
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