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Course Title: G-205 Recovery from Disaster - The Local Government Role


Course Description:

The goals of this course are to increase local government awareness of issues involved in disaster recovery, provide a forum for discussion of "lessons learned" in disaster recovery at the local level and promote the development of a pre-disaster recovery plan.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

 Describe the purpose and scope of the course and how it can be applied to their disaster recovery role and responsibilities.

 Describe the local government's role and responsibilities in disaster recovery.

 Identify leadership qualities and actions that contribute to disaster recovery at the local government level.

 Explain how a Recovery Task Force can be used to organize local government recovery operations.

 Identify needed improvements to their pre-disaster recovery plan.

 Identify methods and techniques for providing public information during disaster recovery.

 Describe options for providing shelter, temporary housing, and replacement housing for disaster survivors.

 Define the role of an unmet needs committee in serving the community during emergencies and major disasters.

 Identify the components of the health care system and the role of each component in disasters.

 Describe the role and responsibilities of the local government public works department in disaster recovery.

 Describe the role and responsibilities of the local government building inspection department in disaster recovery.

 Describe the role and responsibilities of the business sector in disaster recovery.

 Describe the role and responsibilities of the local government planning and community development department in disaster recovery.

 Describe the role and responsibilities of local government administration in disaster recovery.

 Evaluate how the materials and resources from this course will assist them in their disaster recovery program.

Target Audiance

The target audience for this course includes the following local government positions and allied professionals:

Local elected official (Mayor, City/County Council Member)

City/County Manager

Finance Director/Assessor

Emergency Manager/Staff

Public Works Director/Staff

Building Inspector/Staff

Community Planner/Staff

Health Care Administrator or Planner

Public Information Officer

Housing Director or Planner/Staff

Voluntary Agency Coordinator or Unmet Needs Committee Coordinator

Business Organization Representative

Administrative Director/Manager

Registration is through TRAIN PA

If you have any questions, please contact me.


    Course Location: Dauphin County EOC 911 Gibson Blvd. Harrisburg, PA 17113

    Course Sponsor: Dauphin County EMA

    Event Type (value): Classroom Training

    Event Type (label): Classroom Training

    Start Date / Time: Jul 16, 2019 at 09:00

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