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WHAT: FEMA is bringing this course to Arizona and providing free of charge to participants. (Continental breakfast and lunch is provided every day)
WHEN: May 7, 8, 9, 2019 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (This is a three-day course – you must participate all three days to receive credit for the course)
WHERE: Raymond S. Kellis High School, 8990 W Orangewood Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85305 (Just off the 101 near Cardinal’s Stadium)
RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANTS: This course is intended for certified and non-certified staff to include teachers, substitute teachers, teacher’s aides, teachers representing their school safety committees, school secretaries, guidance counselors, food service workers, coaches, and nurses in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). It is beneficial to have local support agencies participate in this course with school staff i.e. Police, Emergency Management, Public Health, Fire/EMS, Hospital Personnel.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course provides school staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to prepare for school emergencies before, during and after a school emergency; all participants will have an opportunity to improve school emergency preparedness efforts by providing them with the preparedness skills necessary to strengthen both school and classroom-level prevention, mitigation, protection, response and recovery capabilities, while understanding the role in working with school officials, parents, community agencies, and other stakeholders before, during, and after an emergency.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Obtain the basic knowledge, skills, and tools needed to strengthen school and classroom-level emergency preparedness through prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery actions;
- Identify natural, technological, and human-caused hazards most likely to impact their classroom, school, and surrounding community;
- Explain best practices for classroom-level emergency preparedness before, during, and after an emergency;
- Identify the staff’s role in drills and exercises to improve school preparedness while understanding the role in working with school officials, parents, community members, and other stakeholders before, during, and after an emergency, while understanding the role in working with school officials, parents, community members, and other stakeholders before, during, and after an emergency.