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IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Overview

Community members are the key to our Nation’s preparedness and resilience. As such, we need to:

  • Support the development of prepared, vigilant, and engaged communities.
  • Foster strategic partnerships among:
    • The private sector.
    • Nongovernmental organizations.
    • Foundations.
    • Community-based organizations.

The purpose of this course is to present a model program for community preparedness. In addition, resources materials are available to help organizations conduct simple preparedness activities for everyone.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the definition of preparedness.
  • Describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness.
  • Identify community preparedness principles.
  • Describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities.
  • Identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program.
  • Identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.

Primary Audience

Whole community including emergency management personnel and representatives of faith-based and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour