Courses


The Center for Community Resilience Education and Training has the current curriculum available. Please contact us at 480-389-3894 to schedule a training class.

For a schedule of upcoming classes, please go to the Course Schedule page.

Tier I Courses

Course Module 1 – Essential Preparedness
Length of Seminar – 4.5 hours

The Essential Preparedness seminar is designed to provide attendees with real life considerations and accurate information for creating a personal emergency plan. Essential topics covered include: Introduction to preparedness, the importance of planning,  water, shelter, fire, food, light, clothing, first aid and more. Additionally, we cover making a preparedness plan and making 3 essential kits.

The accompanying CCRET Essential Preparedness workbook will be available for sale at the seminar. Though the workbook is not required for the class, it provides essential preparedness information and a step-by-step process for creating your personal preparedness plan.

The seminar is based on accepted standards, practices and methodologies endorsed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Upon completing the course the attendee will be able to draw appropriate conclusions for creating a personalized emergency plan based on their personal, financial and familial situation.

Course Module 2 – Advanced Preparedness
Length of Seminar – 4.5 hours (Half Day)

Advanced Preparedness is designed to build on the same established principles as Essential Preparedness while explaining pitfalls associated with more complex planning.

 

Course Module 3 – Table Top Exercise
Length of Seminar – 4.5 hours (Half Day)

The table top exercise allows the attendee to subject their personal emergency plan into a mock disaster scenario without openly discussing or divulging any personal information. The table top is designed to expose holes or lapses in their plan.

 

 

Tier II Courses

Course Module A1 – EMP & CME Effects – Awareness / Preparedness
Length of Seminar – 4 hours (Half Day)

The long term effects of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) or coronal mass ejection (CME) on the electrical power grid is a risk we cannot ignore. Whether through the actions of a terrorist group detonating a nuclear device in the upper atmosphere or due to a massive solar event, the large transformers needed to keep the electricity flowing are at risk from these events. Long-term power outages require a different level of preparedness.

 

Course Module A2 – Pandemic Awareness / Preparedness
Length of Seminar – 4 hours (Half Day)

In the spring of 2009, a novel strain of influenza, also known as swine flu, infected many people across the world. At the beginning of the pandemic, it was unknown how lethal the virus would be. Fortunately, the mortality rate was low, but we may not be so lucky the next time. This course brings awareness on how a pandemic can affect societal structures and the special preparations needed people will need for the next pandemic.

 

Course Module A3 – Radiological Awareness / Preparedness
Length of Seminar – 4 hours (Half Day)

Radiological events include nuclear power plant accidents, radiological dispersion devices (AKA, “dirty bombs”), and nuclear detonations. Radiation adds a complex level of awareness not associated with other disasters. This course will outline what radiation is, how to cope in a radiation-induced environment, and the preparations needed for these special circumstances.