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Introduction & Disaster Cycle

A disaster can be defined in several ways, but in all cases is a destructive event that overwhelms all available resources. A disaster may originate as natural or manmade and may be intentional or accidental. A natural disaster is caused by the forces of nature such as a hurricane, tornado, or earthquake. A manmade disaster may be the result of a terrorist act or industrial accident. Depending on the scope of the disaster, the available resources may be local, state, federal, or multinational. In this module, I will introduce the phases of the disaster cycle. The disaster cycle is a process that we constantly review and strive to improve for the future. It is important for you to understand each phase because clear expectations will enable you to develop an effective plan to keep you and your family safe. At the end of the module, be sure to complete the quiz. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 68 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Introduction 2 min
Introduction to Disaster Cycle and Mitigation Part 1 12 min
Disaster Cycle - Mitigation Part 2 13 min
Disaster Cycle - Response and Recovery 10 min
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 1 (optional)15 min
Disaster Response Panel Discussion Part 2 (optional)11 min
Reading2 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Syllabus10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction & Disaster Cycle20 min
Semaine
2
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2 heures pour terminer

Personal Preparedness Basics

There are a few extreme circumstances such as a 30 foot wall of water during a tsunami or a 10-point Richter scale earthquake that are so severe it is impossible to prepare for the disaster. However, in most cases people can take a few steps to ensure their survivability during a disaster. Personal preparedness involves being both physically and mentally prepared to meet basic needs for at least three days without outside help. Last module, we talked about the disaster cycle including mitigation, response, and recovery. In this module, our focus centers on the response phase. The disaster has hit and you are taking steps to survive and to be as safe and comfortable as possible. In the lectures, I will focus on food, shelter, water, and light in a disaster situation. In addition, we have on-site instructional videos that highlight survival skills such as fire-building and water purification. Do we have any campers in the class? For those of you who are campers, these skills will be a familiar review of basic wilderness survival techniques. The lectures will also give you ideas of supplies that you might want to include in your disaster kit. Take notes during the lectures to prepare for the discussion and quiz....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 53 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Food 11 min
Shelter 10 min
Water 16 min
Light 14 min
Reading2 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Personal Preparedness Basics20 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

Personal Preparedness Safety

As we have discussed, disasters significantly overwhelm community resources and it is critical that you have a plan. In the last module, we considered the basics of food, shelter, and water in your personal preparedness plan. In this module, we move on to the topics of security, first aid, and tools. Safety is a major concern for you and your family in post-disaster situations. Use common precautions such as drinking plenty of water, wearing protective gloves and shoes, washing your hands often, and avoiding exhaustion. Depending on the situation, you may have to deal with washed out roads, broken glass, contaminated water, downed power lines, or serious gas leaks....
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7 vidéos (Total 78 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Communication 11 min
Security 11 min
Authority 12 min
First Aid 13 min
Environmental Concerns 4 min
Tools 24 min
Reading2 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Personal Preparedness Safety20 min
Semaine
4
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4 heures pour terminer

Attitudes and Awareness

Disasters are understandably stressful situations that trigger panic, fear, confusion, and uncertainty. During a disaster, you lose control of many aspects of your life. Your family may not be together. You may not be able to access food, water, shelter, transportation, or communication. Since we do not have control of many variables, there is no point in worrying about possible disasters; however, having a clear, detailed plan in place will lessen anxiety and strengthen our ability to make timely, rational decisions if a disaster occurs. Disaster planning takes us “back to basics” and what is most important to our survival. A positive attitude and heightened awareness will help you cope with an emergency situation. In this module's lesson, we focus on attitude and awareness, discuss an awareness-building activity, and submit your disaster preparedness plans. In the next module, you will peer-review the plans and provide feedback to you classmates....
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6 vidéos (Total 81 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
Video6 vidéos
Awareness 17 min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 1 8 min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 2 15 min
Attitude and Awareness - Part 3 10 min
Nancy Vickroy - Guest Speaker (optional)26 min
Reading2 lectures
Learning Objectives10 min
Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Attitudes and Awareness 20 min
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par CHJan 31st 2017

Really great course that's paced well. I believe this is a course everyone should and CAN take! These things are important to know especially if you live in an area where disasters are prone.

par EBOct 5th 2015

Excellent course, logically put together and well presented. It raises multiple issues, some of which we were aware of but had not addressed and others which we had not even considered.

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