Disaster Recovery in Rural Communitiesis an eight-hour planning and management-level course designed for public officials, community leaders, and private-sector representatives in rural communities who play key roles in the disaster recovery process. The course assists rural communities with effective and efficient implementation of recovery efforts, thus ensuring the best possible long-term social and economic recovery of their communities from disaster. Elements of course: • Definition of disaster recovery • Rural disaster recovery concerns • Core principles of the National Disaster Recovery Framework • Pre disaster recovery planning • Impact analysis • Short-term disaster recovery • Damage assessment • Media strategies • Temporary housing • Debris clearance • Long-term community recovery (LTCR) • Principles and benefits of a LTCR plan • LTCR teams and staff • Community trust and outside support • LTCR projects • Characteristics and duties of LTCR leaders • Funding sources and strategy • Recovery project prioritization • Whole Community approach Upon completion of the course, students will develop a capacity to mitigate disasters to prevent loss of life, environment and property; facilitate the development of recovery plans that revitalize communities impacted by disasters; and, efficiently administer the disaster recovery process. Students will actively engage in a fictional disaster recovery scenario. Key concepts covered in this course include: • Conducting disaster recovery preplanning activities • Planning for disaster recovery efforts • Developing ways to involve the whole community in short-and long-term recovery • Implementing disaster recovery plans This course supports the strategic goals of Presidential Policy Directive/PPD- 8: National Preparedness, the National Disaster Recovery Framework, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as well as the National Preparedness Goal and associated Core Capabilities.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
Must be a US Citizen
IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Point of Contact Mark Chadwick, Emergency Management Specialist Bexar County Office of Emergency Management Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org 210-206-8762
MGT-415 Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities 0.00