NAEMT's All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) course prepares EMS practitioners at all levels to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter – floods, tornadoes, terror attacks, etc.
This 8-hour course teaches participants how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.
Floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, bus wrecks, active shooters, terror attacks. When you look around your city or region, are you truly ready for the many types of disaster scenarios that could come your way?
Get prepared to respond with All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR), NAEMT’s new course that teaches participants how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a response plan that will save lives.
Features of a 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.
❚ Patient tracking and evacuation.
At the start of the course, participants conduct a "hazards vulnerability analysis" to assess features of their environment, both natural and manmade, that pose risk, along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted living homes or hospitals, that need special consideration during such an event.
Instructors can customize the course to fit the specific needs of participants, including geographic area and availability of resources. Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large-scale mass casualty activity.