Skip to 0 minutes and 0 secondsWelcome to week two of emergency planning and preparedness. We hope that last week gave you a great deal to think about. This week we’re going to be looking at some of the more practical skills of emergency planning. We’re going to be demonstrating how some of these abstract concepts that we’ve already discussed gain a place in the reality of day to day emergency plans. We’ll start with looking at cyclical approaches to planning and how these benefit the emergency preparedness process. From here, we’ll start to examine frameworks. We’ll look at how frameworks support the construction of emergency plans, what informs those frameworks, and how those frameworks may differ from country to country.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsWe’ll look at the process of creating emergency plans and we’ll discuss some of the common problems and pitfalls that you might encounter. By the end of this week you’ll be in a position to create an outline of your own emergency plan, but you’ll also have the necessary skills to begin to critique the plans of other people using the frameworks we’ve discussed earlier. We really hope you enjoy this week as you get stuck into the reality of emergency planning.

Welcome to week two

In Week 1 you discovered the need to think beyond the plan and create a broader preparedness framework. This week you will compare different approaches and develop your own outline emergency plan.

In this video, Emma Parkinson welcomes you to Week 2 and introduces the concept of the emergency planning cycle.

This week

Through this week’s activities you will:

  • Explore the emergency planning cycle;
  • Assess national emergency frameworks around the world;
  • Discover how to create an emergency plan;
  • Identify the pitfalls when preparing an emergency plan; and
  • Prepare your own outline emergency plan, receive feedback and give feedback to your fellow learners.

Your task

What are you looking forward to learning about this week?

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This video is from the free online course:

An Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Coventry University