Disaster Preparedness

Course Overview
Target Audience
Course Objectives

This module focuses on the importance of preparedness in mitigating the impact of disasters. It covers risk assessment, planning, and resource management strategies to enhance disaster resilience.

Faculty: Disaster Management
Course Name: Disaster Preparedness
Course Code:  DMDP
8 Hours
Mode: Face-to-face
Level: Professional

Prerequisites: Participants must be at least 18 years of age to attend and have completed Introduction to Disaster Management within the last six months.

Packaging: This course is delivered over one (1) day.

Instructional Strategies: 
This course combines lecture-based instruction with practical application. Instructional strategies include pre-reading, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, practical application, simulation, and presentations.

Effort Breakdown: 4 lecture hours, 4 practical hours

Certification: Participants receive a certificate of completion.


  1. Risk assessment methodologies and tools
  2. Development of a comprehensive disaster plan
  3. Creating an incident response plan (IRP)
  4. Training and capacity building for disaster response
  5. Community engagement and public awareness
  6. Integration of technology and data analytics

The Disaster Management Professional Certification Course is designed for professionals involved in emergency management and disaster response. This course provides a comprehensive overview of disaster management principles and practices, with a focus on developing practical skills for responding to disasters in various settings. Ideal participants for this course include:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel: Professionals involved in providing prehospital care and emergency medical services.
  • Emergency Medicine Specialists: Physicians and healthcare professionals specializing in emergency medicine.
  • Government and Council Officials: Government officials responsible for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
  • Private Industry Representatives: Professionals working in industries that may be impacted by disasters, such as utilities, tourism, transportation, manufacturing, supply chain, large malls, schools and universities, and healthcare.

The Disaster Management Professional Certification Course offers a unique opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in disaster management, equipping you with the tools to effectively respond to disasters in your respective roles. Whether you are a healthcare provider, government official, or private sector representative, this course will provide you with the necessary training to contribute to a coordinated and effective disaster response effort.

On successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Utilize risk assessment methodologies and tools, including hazard mapping, vulnerability assessments, and risk analysis, to identify potential disaster risks.
  2. Develop a comprehensive disaster plan that covers emergency response procedures, resource management, and communication protocols.
  3. Create an incident response plan (IRP) that outlines specific actions to be taken in the event of a disaster, ensuring effective and coordinated response efforts.
  4. Implement training and capacity-building activities for disaster response, including drills and exercises to test preparedness and enhance response capabilities.
  5. Engage with communities and conduct public awareness campaigns to promote disaster preparedness and resilience.
  6. Integrate technology and data analytics into disaster preparedness efforts to improve risk assessment, response planning, and communication strategies.


  1. Attendance Requirement: 100% attendance is mandatory to pass the course. Reasonable adjustments will be made where practicable.
  2. Physical Fitness Requirement: A certain level of fitness and strength is necessary to fulfill duties in emergency situations. Failure based on physical criteria is not discriminatory but practical for the role's demands.
  3. Practical Assessments: Formative and summative practical assessments are conducted throughout the course. Summative assessments include simulations and mini-codes. Competent performance of all skills is essential to pass.

Note: The assessment criteria aim to ensure a comprehensive evaluation of both theoretical and practical competencies, promoting a well-rounded and capable Disaster Management Provider.

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