IS-288.A: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
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This independent study course provides a basic understanding of the history, roles and services of disaster relief voluntary agencies in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management operations.
- Increase awareness of the roles and responsibilities of voluntary agencies in emergency management
- Describe the unique strengths that voluntary agencies bring to the emergency management community
- Identify important historical milestones in the development of voluntary agencies in the U.S.
- Describe briefly the history of each National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) member agency
- Identify the roles and services that voluntary agencies provide throughout each phase of the emergency management cycle (i.e., mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery)
- Explain the importance of collaboration and coordination among voluntary agencies and between voluntary agencies and their emergency management partners
- Describe the entities (e.g., National Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, the Donations Coordination Team) that foster government/voluntary agency coordination throughout the emergency management cycle
Individuals who complete this Independent Study course should be Federal, State, and local emergency managers, members of voluntary agencies, and the general public who are involved in emergency management activities and require an understanding of the roles of voluntary agencies throughout the disaster cycle.
For more information regarding this course please visit https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-288.a.