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Liaison 1: Understanding Emergency Management & Whole Community

This training supports the role(s) of: Admin Officer, Operations Officer

In order to be effective during a disaster, it is critical that every disaster worker understand that there is already a "system" in place to manage disaster operations. This "emergency management system" is a network that includes government agencies, non-profit charities, voluntary organizations, the private sector, the media, and the general public. This course provides a broad overview of how emergency management operates within the United States and explains how The Salvation Army and other members of the community connect appropriately into this emergency management system.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed for new disaster workers and introduces the fundamentals of emergency management. Anyone interested in a better understanding of how emergency management works within the United States should take this course. This course is also an essential starting point for anyone in interested in serving as a Liaison Officer on a Salvation Army disaster operation.

Prerequisites: Intro to Emergency Disaster Services

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