An Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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 to 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.
- The 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?
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.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!