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Disaster Awareness Trainings - December


West Virginia Homeland Security State Administrative Agency/Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is offering upcoming trainings on disaster awareness in Decmeber.

Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens
December 8, 2015
8:00AM – 12:00PM
157 Freedom Way – Moorefield, WV 26836

Course Description:
Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.
This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders
December 8, 2015
1:00PM – 5:00PM
157 Freedom Way – Moorefield, WV 26836

Course Description:
Community leaders have the opportunity to enhance their community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all forms of disasters. This course will help to enhance understanding of natural disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community.
This course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify the personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 5 p.m. 01 December 2015.
Questions? Contact Christian Fernley at 304-558-2930.

Contact Information

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