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Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Explore the emergency planning process and learn how to develop emergency plans and preparedness frameworks.

Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness

This course is one of the building blocks that leads to a Emergency Management & Resilience degree.

Explore the key steps in emergency planning

When preparing a community for an incident, creating plans for identified risks and implementing mitigation measures is key.

Responding to a fire is different than responding to a flood. Different actions and different resources are needed for each of these scenarios.

This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts of emergency planning. You will explore the relationship between the type of emergency and the type of response in order to understand how these dependencies shape the emergency plan.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to emergency planning and preparedness terminology.
  • How to identify effective emergency planning and preparedness.
  • Relationship between the type of emergency and the plan.
  • The emergency planning cycle.
  • How to prepare an emergency plan.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

Anybody with an interest in emergency planning and preparedness. If you’re looking to study the full MSc Emergency Planning Management and Resilience degree, or are working in or planning a career in the emergency planning and preparedness world, this course is for you.

Who will you learn with?

Emma Parkinson

An emergency Planner, specialising in crowd safety safety. Course Director for the MSc in Emergency Management & Resilience, Disaster Management & Resilience, and Crowded Places & Public Safety.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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