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ERI International, Inc.
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Olympia WA 98516 USA
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ERI translates disaster research findings and lessons learned from case studies into practical training applications. ERI courses provide a multitude of practical strategies that have been proven successful in enhancing all facets of community or corporate emergency management.
Program guidelines are recommended in all phases of comprehensive emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery. Numerous informational sources and program resources are identified.
ERI will provide 'train-
There are a wide variety of options available if you are interested in having these programs presented to your state, community or organization. Options range from “we provide instructors“ to “teach it yourself.“ Give us a call, we will be happy to discuss opportunities and options! Let us know how we can help!
ERI courses are offered by contract or agreement with a sponsoring agency or organization, or by special arrangement with a “host.“ A “Sponsor“ organizes the course, paying for all instructor and course costs. A “Host“ works with ERI staff to promote and present a local training opportunity. Funds to support the “Hosted“ course are generated by a registration fee based upon a minimum number of attendees.
Student texts and materials are available to support any of these training programs. Instructor materials and “Train-
Lastly, our ERI instructors pursue class questions and conversations in an atmosphere conducive to learning and participation.
The“Managing Emergency Operations“ course translates research findings into practical applications.
Purpose/Scope. The ultimate goal of this 2 to 5-
This 1 to 4-
This workshop is designed to outline specific strategies and objectives for developing Community Emergency Management (CEM) programs and products. The course addresses all of the major program topics and sub topics contained in the “Managing Emergency Operations“ course and textbook.
A “Toolbox Series“ of strategies and practical approaches for implementing the basic tenets of local comprehensive emergency management.
Most disaster plans do not address the concept of “thresholds“-
When all is said and done, what is purpose of the EOC; “Tricks of the trade“ and management experience from around the country on how to run an EOC; Operational SOPs, activation criteria, message flow planning and a host of other functions that the EOC must be prepared to handle.
Specific Issues Address:
Can be a 1 or 2-
NOTE: Any of ERI's course topics can be condensed to a 1 to 4 hour workshop.
Conditions for Catastrophic Disaster.
Search and Rescue Management Update (the latest research from around the world).
This course has application to any agency, organization or business with a responsibility to plan for disaster.
If properly engineered, the disaster planning process will pump life, enthusiasm, and support for emergency management throughout all segments of the local community. The goal of this 1 to 4-
The agenda follows a state-
Disaster research points to an ongoing and pervasive problem that continues to plague disaster response effectiveness across this country. The traditional mold for creating disaster plans has got to be thrown out. That means both the traditional process by which planning data is compiled and content as well. Otherwise, we are doomed to repeat the track record of the past two decades. Using concepts like threshold planning, crisis monitoring, staff action guides and needs assessment must become common place.
Realistic new annexes that deal with special topics such as policy, mitigation, recovery and disaster research findings need to be included. Design and organizational layout that is user friendly should also reflect this new approach to planning. Plans can not only be useful, but interesting and informative.
The need for preplanning; Introduction to school disaster planning; Disaster research findings and case studies; Lessons learned from the Loma Prieta Earthquake and Hurricane Hugo; Community emergency management; Legal implications for emergency planning; What constitutes effective response?;
Twelve planning steps and considerations; Executive support and policy decisions (Step #1); Establish a planning standard (Step #2); Establish an emergency planning committee (Step #3); School planning process (Step #4); Review existing plans and procedures (Step #5); Hazard analysis (Step #6); Capability assessment (Step #7); Writing response plans (Step #8); Emergency functions (plan annexes) (Step #9); Staff action guides (standard operating procedures) and checklists (Step #10); Index of school emergency procedures; Critiques, exercises and drills (Step #11); Emergency plan maintenance (Step #12); Emergency team functions; Emergency action rules; Sources of information on school preparedness; Home preparedness.
This exercise oriented course is designed to provide the research based elements of evacuation planning, shelter in place, and operations to federal, state and local officials who have the responsibility to plan for and manage any situation that calls for evacuation or shelter in place. The course begins with building / facility evacuation, and expands to neighborhood, area-
Planners and operational managers will have a clear perspective of both the mechanical and social processes that occur during evacuation. Major research implications on evacuation have surfaced in the last five years. Principles and strategies for “shelter in place“ are also considered.
Very little up-
Part I, Primer on Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM). An orientation to the basic principles of CEM, to include: The crucials of emergency management; Disaster research findings; Legal issues in emergency management; The disaster planning process; The community's disaster coordination plan and SARA Title III; Establishing public policy in emergency management; Direction and control on-
Part II, The Situation in (name of jurisdiction.) Course purpose and overview to include: Review of public protective actions that might be required because of a hazardous materials incident; How to implement actions (what is required?); Review of emergency functions that might be required because of a hazardous materials incident. Where does evacuation fit in?
Part III, Basic Tenets of Evacuation.
Part IV, Planning for a Facility Evacuation. Facility evacuation plans and policy; Facility warning, alerting, notification; Areas within the facility that may require evacuation in the face of the particular hazards. (Should be identified in the Facility's Hazard Vulnerability Analysis); Additional checklist suggestions based on case studies and research; Additional planning considerations; Case study of a building evacuation experience.
Part V, Area or Jurisdictional Evacuation. Forcible vs voluntary evacuation; Incentives in the community for evacuation; The decision to evacuate and the local proclamation; Legal considerations for evacuation; Warning and the dissemination of the order; Public education, alerting and warning for evacuation; Direction and control; Transportation of people; Security, property protection and traffic control; Personal welfare and shelter; Special populations/problems in evacuation; Re-
Part VI, Shelter In-
Part VII, Incident Command System (ICS) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).Revisit direction and control: Establishing policy and decision to evacuate; Organizational structure; Functional responsibilities. Managing field operations: Use of ICS; 13-
Part VIII, Evacuation Discussion Exercise.
The purpose of this course is to help a local jurisdiction to gain an understanding of, and the ability to, develop and conduct a comprehensive emergency preparedness exercise program. The course focuses on the 22 steps involved in developing a jurisdiction's exercise program and exercise design organization. Designed to be a 2, 3, or 4-