Community Preparedness and Planning

Examine the effectiveness of common community preparedness activities and consider alternative approaches. Communities at risk can develop their capacity to respond effectively, and the most effective way might not always be a formalised approach. This short course explores the value and appropriateness of the mirrored agency capabilities we might expect to see in a community, such as emergency planning and evacuation.

Course syllabus:

  1. Community risk awareness

  2. Community preparedness

  3. Early warning systems

  4. Effective public risk communication

  5. Community-based hazard monitoring and reporting

  6. Community-led risk mitigation