Emergency Preparedness for Families of First Responders

Public Health Preparedness Basics
Online Course
1 hour
University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC

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The goal of this course is to provide the information and tools necessary to enable first responders to prepare their families for an emergency event. This course is intended for first responders and their family members. (Family members do not need to take the online course, but are encouraged to participate in the printed activities once the course is completed).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Explain the importance of family preparedness for a first responder
  • Use tools and guidelines to implement four steps to family preparedness: 1) Get a Kit, 2) Make a Plan, 3) Be Informed and 4) Get Involved
  • Utilize online resources as needed to learn how best to include family members with special needs in your emergency plans
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness
Responder Safety and Health