Community Health Workers: Family Emergency Preparedness

Public Health Preparedness Basics
Online Course
1 hour
Texas A&M University
Training and Education Collaborative PERLC
Community Preparedness

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Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each disaster has lasting effects, both to people and property. Promotores can help families understand the importance of preparing in advance for emergencies by following the topics covered in this training.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe basic preparedness
  • List the different types of hazards
  • Explain warning systems and signals
  • List evacuation guidelines
  • Identify what should be included in a family disaster plan
  • Explain how to manage special needs
  • List the steps on how to care for pets and large animals
  • Describe the process to develop a family plan
  • List the components that go into a disaster supplies kit
  • Describe how to store a disaster supplies kit
  • Explain how to maintain a disaster supplies kit
  • List the types of shelters available
  • Describe how to manage water supplies
  • Define how to manage food supplies
  • Explain how to manage without power
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness