All Hazards Disaster Response


Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–25 | Host requirements: None | CEU: Yes | POST: Yes

The All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios emergency responders may encounter, including: natural disasters and infrastructure failings; fires and radiological events; pandemics; active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives. Features of a medical response plan covered in the course include: Communicating effectively during disasters; Mutual aid and interoperability; Managing resources such as supplies, medications and equipment; Triage and transportation strategies and challenges; and, Patient tracking and evacuation. At the start of the course, participants will conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess features of their environment, both natural and man-made, that pose risk along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration during such an event. This course was developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

Continuing education unit (CEU)

  • EMS: 4-Preparatory
  • EMS: 4-Trauma

Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

  • 5 hours Interpersonal
  • 3 hours Technical

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