Capacity Building in Emergency Services Management
Mitigation and risk reduction are longer term emergency measures. Preparedness is the sum total of actions taken to plan for and build the capacity to respond to an emergency. Topics covered in this course include the following: Vulnerability Assessment / Planning / Institutional Framework / Information Management / Resource Management / Warning Systems / Response Mechanisms / Public Education and Training / Rehearsals
Some say that emergency response is the "sharp end of the disaster management stick."
Coordinating and / or supporting the coordination of emergency response efforts is one the most fundamental life-saving interventions an organization can make in a crisis. Topics covered in this course include: Local Warning and Communication Systems / Evacuation / Search and Rescue / Disaster Assessment / Emergency Relief / Logistics and Supply / Information Management / Survivor Response, Coping and Security / Emergency Operations Management
Disaster recovery is perhaps the most difficult of all emergency management phases. It often takes far longer than the response phase. Recovery requires a focus on two very different, but sometimes directly linked areas if action. Reconstruction generally refers to rebuilding of infrastructure - roads, bridges, etc. Rehabilitation involves capacity building. Individual leaders or members of several organizations may have been directly or indirectly impacted by a disaster. Helping to get orgaintions and institutions back to pre-disaster levels of operation and service is significant challenge.
Damage Assessment / Capacity Assessment / Institutional Arrangements / Income Generating Activities / Community Organizations / Capital Resources / Recovery Planning / Timing / Emergency Settlement Management