This course will examine ways of improving individuals’ ability to absorb, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
This five day course will introduce students to emergency management and examine the various ways of identifying and assessing risk. Students will learn how to prepare and develop plans to deal with these types of events and how to identify and assign roles and responsibilities to their teams.
The course will include practical exercises on responding to incidents allowing students the opportunity to place themselves in a past real life situation. Students will learn about scene management and what the primary objectives are, the various phases of an incident and the principles of command and control
Aims and Objectives
The course will examine ways of improving the ability to absorb, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
At the end of the course the student/participant will be able to:
- Define the term emergency/major incident
- Understand the need to identify emergency/major incidents
- Understand the primary objectives when responding to an incident
- Have an understanding of the management of emergency/major incidents
- Have a better understanding of the impact that the management of an incident can have on people
- Understand the principles of the “Golden Hour”
- Use a briefing model
- Have an understanding of the types of incident
- Practice risk assessments
- Refresh their understanding of command structures
- Understand the conflict management model
- Participate in a number of exercises to develop understanding
The course is made up of the following units:
National Decision Making Model
Major incidents definitions and roles and responsibilities
Joint response to incidents
The role of Police
The Golden Hour
Command and Control systems
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