Preparing People for Emergencies

Disasters and emergencies cannot be prevented, but their impact on people’s lives can be reduced to a considerable extent. In the event of a disaster or emergency, the local community should be actively engaged throughout the process of disaster management.

In a highly interactive and experiential training environment, this course will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to actively engage with and work with your local community before, during and after a disaster or emergency.

Come on this course and you will learn how to proactively and positively interact with the local community, in a way that mobilises local resources, community spirit and minimises psychological and social damage.

Finally, you will learn how to support and empower a community recovering from an emergency.

Course Details


To provide practitioners with a detailed understanding of the physio-social effects of an emergency and how to support those who have been caught up in a traumatic event.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, value and methods of effective community engagement to prepare people for emergencies;
  • Outline effective communication strategies used to work with communities who are caught up in a traumatic event;
  • Discuss the requirements of a response from the point of view of the authorities and those who respond on their behalf;
  • Describe established good practice that may be used to enable a sustainable people-focussed recovery process.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Ref No. Start Date / Time End Date / Time Venue Cost (Ex VAT) Availability
2019/43/PA 21/10/2019 09:00 22/10/2019 17:00 The Hawkhills £835.00 8 Book Online

Meet the Trainers

Steve Nimmo and Dr Mike Drayton deliver 'People in Emergencies'. Listen to what the have to say about this new course: