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Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics

The IS-522: Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics supports the roles of security officer and general preparedness measures for the ReadyChristian, ReadyChurch and ReadyCity participants.

IS-522 - Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics

Course Description

This course is based on the pandemic continuity tabletop exercise Determined Accord. The course covers fundamental continuity principles and processes but is focused on the special continuity requirements for pandemics. Strategies such as telework and other social distancing strategies are described as well as special protection strategies for first responders, healthcare personnel, and others who have daily contact with the public. The flexible delivery version of this course includes the Determined Accord tabletop exercise based on the recent H1N1 pandemic. In this online version, students watch a discussion among first responders and respond to related questions.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Relate the anticipated conditions and effects of a pandemic influenza to responders and communities.
  • Describe best practices for planning for and responding to a pandemic influenza.
  • Apply knowledge of the anticipated conditions and suggested practices to an activity.
  • Develop next steps for pandemic planning within their agencies or communities.

Primary Audience

The primary audience for this course includes all who may be responsible for developing continuity plans for pandemics.

Prerequisites

None, but it is recommended that the students take IS-520, Introduction to Continuity Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenza.

Course Length

1 day

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