Community Partnering: A Risk Assessment and Emergency Operations Planning Scenario

Emergency Management
Online Course
1 hour
University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC
Community Preparedness

This scenario-based training provides guidance on fundamentals of community-based planning, from contributing to a risk assessment to developing emergency operations plans (EOP) and engaging the whole community in addressing all risks and hazards. The course is intended for local public health administrators and local county emergency managers. The scenario is based on guidelines in the FEMA course, Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101, Version 2.0.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Apply the principles of community-based planning in contributing to a jurisdictional risk assessment for all hazards
  • Express the role of risk assessment in developing emergency operations plans
  • Identify a risk-informed planning team and community partners
  • Determine resources and information necessary to analyzing threats, hazards, operational priorities, and courses of action
  • Recognize the various items to consider when conducting a risk assessment
  • Apply the principles of community-based planning to developing and maintaining emergency operations plans (EOP)
  • Identify public and private community partners who may contribute to developing and maintaining emergency operations plans
  • Promote preparedness training, and regular review and revision of the EOP
  • Provide preparedness guidance to community partners that may have a supporting role
  • Identify and prioritize operation tasks for emergency planning
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness