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Course Description: 
From hurricanes and blizzards, to house fires and flooding, emergencies don’t wait for a community to prepare before they strike. This course provides knowledge and resources to trainers who would like to help their community prepare to bounce back from both small and large emergencies. The “Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.” model of preparedness is based upon the principle that community resilience increases when preparedness efforts improve the connections between households, aid with access to emergency preparedness resources and services, and discuss the overall meaning of being prepared.

 This train-the-trainer course consists of a webinar session followed by an in-classroom session. Participants will learn to plan and facilitate workshops and provide guidance, tools, and resources to community members. Following the course, participants will have access to technical assistance to support their efforts to engage the community. While this training is to be delivered in English, trainer materials will be available to participants in a selection of 10 languages to better serve residents of the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR).

Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of preparing for emergencies

  • Describe the Ready, Safe, Healthy model of preparedness and discuss the six key principles

  • Recognize the core components of the “Community Preparedness Basics: Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy.” workshop content

  • Design a workshop that is relevant for a specific community by updating customizable fields and selecting appropriate optional topics in the standard instructor templates

  • Describe and employ adult learning strategies that are integral to successful course delivery

  • Deliver a community workshop using instructor resources provided in this course

Target Audience:
Members of community organizations and partners responsible for teaching community preparedness and resilience directly to community members, including bilingual partners able to deliver course concepts in multiple languages

Nancy Smith 
Program Manager
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission

Mea Allen, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Education and Training   
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Boston Public Health Commission

The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This course is supported by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security through the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.


Day 1: Webinar
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Day 2: Classroom Session
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
227 Marginal Street, Suite 1
Chelsea, MA 02150


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