Community Resilience (AWR-228)
Organization(s): National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC)
Oct 21, 2019
Resilient communities are better able to plan for and take action to mitigate the risks from hazards, increase the pace of recovery from destructive events, and adapt to changing environments. This course demonstrates how to integrate risk and community-based collaborative strategies into plans and programs and introduces tools that help communities assess individual risks and vulnerabilities as well as introduces strategies to become more resilient and better prepared for natural disasters. This course will provide participants with background on natural hazards and guide an approach to assess community resilience and develop next steps for improved resilience. Through increased awareness of natural hazards and best practices, the course will enhance community resilience for state and local government agency staff that routinely interface with the community, private sector, and other stakeholder groups.
Target Audience: Citizen/community volunteers, emergency management, governmental administrative, emergency medical services, fire services, law enforcement, private sector/corporate security and safety, and the general public.