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Community Preparedness Training Materials

Center for Community Preparedness staff are responsible for providing both training and exercises to DHH employees, volunteers, community partners and stakeholders on a variety of topics.

See the trainings calendar for an overview of all upcoming sessions, and register for any classes you wish to attend.

Training Sessions Overview

Disasters in Nursing Management, Nerve Agents, Part 1

This course will provide participants with an introduction to chemical agents, a weapon of choice for terrorist attacks, with a concentration on common nerve agents that are considered most toxic and harmful to the body. Presentation

Preparing for Future Pandemic Influenza
Infectious diseases pose a public health threat because they can be highly contagious and cause morbidity and mortality and can also be utilized as an act of terrorism. This course will define the differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza. Presentation

Relief Workers: Roles & Responsibilities
This course defines "DHH Relief Worker", including the role of relief workers for medical operations. The course also provides an overview of the responsibilities of Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 and DHH during emergencies and disasters, as well as the corresponding roles of the supporting ESFs. A review of functions of the various types of ESF 8 operations to which relief workers may be deployed is delivered in this course. Presentation

An Overview of Mass Antibiotic Dispensing POD Management
The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a national repository for vaccines, antivirals, antibiotics, chemical antidotes, antitoxins, life-supporting medications and many other medical supplies called countermeasures. The SNS is designed to supplement and resupply local and state public health resources during a large-scale public health emergency within the United States or its territories. The SNS has been organized for rapid and flexible response. The purpose of a POD is to dispense to the public SNS countermeasures that have been deployed, upon request, from a Receiving, Staging and Storing (RSS) site, as determined by the State Health Officer or designee, per the state SNS plan. Presentation

Incident Command System Resources