TargetSolutions is highlighting the top 10 courses for public entities for National Preparedness Month 2018.

In the face of devastating hurricanes, wildfires and Criminal Mass Casualty Incidents (CMCI) in 2018, this nation has been reminded of the importance of preparing for disasters. As September is National Preparedness Month 2018, now is the time to develop an effective disaster response procedure and proactive plans to protect your home, organization and community.

Within the theme of National Preparedness Month, “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How”, TargetSolutions is highlighting the top 10 preparedness courses for public entities:

Top 10 Preparedness Courses for Public Entities

NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events conveys multiple aspects to an ASHER Program ranging from preparedness and training to response expectations, on-scene actions, and incident command and community recovery.

Building Evacuation and Emergencies provides building occupants with information about emergency response plans to ensure the safe, orderly and prompt evacuation of individuals.

Disaster Preparedness discusses how to plan for emergencies for all sectors of society – service providers, businesses, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations – and includes the responsibilities of law enforcement personnel in disaster preparedness and response.

Emergency Action Plan gives you a look at how to prepare an Emergency Action Plan for businesses and includes how to integrate required OSHA regulations into the plan.

RedVector – Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans & Fire Prevention Plans provides examples of some previous egress tragedies to help understand critical means of egress requirements. This course also instructs how to develop an emergency action and fire prevention plan for your facility.

Hazard Communication covers OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to ensure the communication of the dangers of the thousands of hazardous chemicals to workers and their employers. This includes a hazard communication program to get this information to their employees through labels on containers, SDSs, and training.

Emergency Response to Terrorism is an introductory guide for first responders who may be among the first to arrive at an incident of suspicious origin. It is intended to be a general introduction to the basic concepts for first-responder awareness at the scene of a potential terrorist incident.

NFPA 1021: Pre-Incident Planning reviews the concepts and primary elements of pre-incident planning, including gathering information (i.e., performing the property survey), recording that information, and using that information effectively.

Risk Assessment Analysis presents and discusses the three basic methods used to evaluate safety and health program effectiveness.

Fire Prevention and Public Education identifies common fire hazards in homes and businesses; explains the differences between surveys, inspections, and home fire safety surveys and the importance of each; and discusses why and how to create a fire prevention public education program.

Preparedness is key to minimizing the risks associated with natural disasters and potential active shooter or terrorist attacks. By training personnel, you can set expectations for an effective response when the unexpected occurs.

For questions about these courses, please check out TargetSolutions’ online course library or contact us today!