Prepare Your Family: A General Preparedness Scenario

Category: Emergency Response

This course provides general emergency preparedness training for families, focusing on protective actions your family can take prior to a disaster. The course is intended for the general public.

Intended Audience

General Public

Learning Objectives:

After completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognizethe need for family preparedness planning
  • Assembleall-hazard emergency supply kits
  • Createall-hazard emergency plans
  • Demonstrateappropriate responses to known or potential disasters/emergencies in the Upper Midwest
  • Identifyresources for emergency preparedness planning and apply lessons learned

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

PERLC Competencies

Domain IV: Protect Worker Health & Safety, Competency

  • 4.1 Maintain personal/family emergency preparedness plans
    • 4.1.1 Describe essential elements of a personal/family emergency preparedness plans
    • 4.1.2 Create a standard household inventory list to maintain personal/one’s family’s ability to function during an emergency
    • 4.1.3 Assess one’s family’s special needs during an emergency
    • 4.1.4 Create a family emergency plan to include resources, supplies, and contracts
    • 4.1.5 Create a checklist of basic family needs, special needs, and life-saving medications or assistive devices for household members with sensory and/or functional/developmental disabilities
    • 4.1.6 Categorize the known or potential emergencies. Assemble in-house family emergency supplies and go-kit

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

May 20, 2014