The Introduction to preparedness training course will provide you with an overview of the educational training segment of America’s Preparedness Program. The goal is to establish a conceptual foundation and framework for preparedness training.
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Introduction to Preparedness Training
Definition of Preparedness
In this lesson we present the Preparedness Program’s definition of preparedness. We further explain how preparedness is different from both emergency management and survival training.
This lesson explains the principles underlying this program. These principles, rules-of-thumb, are used throughout the program to provide an extra margin of safety and flexibility in response to disruptive events.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
This lesson describes Maslow’s framework from which the preparedness program derives its structure.
Preparedness Classification of Core Needs
This lesson defines the Core Category of Needs that are absolutely necessary for your survival. The underlying principle in this lesson is known as the Rules-of-Three based on the average “healthy” adult.
Definition of Disruptive Events
This lesson defines disruptive events (disasters) and how they threaten our Core Needs. The focus is not on the destructive power of the events but how the event disrupts human needs.
Characteristics of a Disruptive Event
This lesson defines the characteristics of disruptive events so we may begin to measure how they impact human needs.
Levels of Preparedness
Scale for Disruptive Events
This lesson uses our Core Needs, emergency management boundaries, and disruptive event characteristics to define a scale for the magnitude of disruptive events.
Levels of Preparedness
This lesson uses the Preparedness Program’s Disruptive Events Scale to define 5 levels of preparedness for prevailing over disruptive events of various magnitudes.
Define the Core Framework
This lesson applies the Preparedness Program’s Levels of Preparedness against disruption of our Core Needs to define a framework of preparedness.
Define the Tactical Framework Extension
This lesson extends the Preparedness Program’s Core Framework to include the Tactical Category of Needs that reflect services received from first responders.
Define the Strategic Framework Extension
This lesson further extends the Preparedness Program’s framework to include the Strategic Category of Needs that improve the odds of prevailing over disruptive events.
Define the Custom Category
This lesson includes the Custom Category of Needs as a mechanism to extend the framework for other specific Needs.
Explain Requirements Framework
This lesson explains the Preparedness Program’s requirements used throughout the framework to become better prepared. Each requirement defines the disruptive risks, mitigation of those risks, training, and gear necessary to be prepared for those specific disruptions.
Example for Requirements
This lesson illustrates through example, the requirements for Level 2 Communications (L2C).
Introduction to Individual Certification
This lesson provides details on individuals obtaining certifications, the application of those certifications, and the benefits of certification.
Introduction to Group Certification
This lesson provides details on groups obtaining certifications, how individual certifications may be combined, the application of those certifications, and the benefits of certification.