|Disaster Preparedness - 2nd Edition (DHA/UNDRO - DMTP - UNDP, 1994, 66 p.)|
|PART 1 - Planning for disaster preparedness|
In this part of the module you will learn:
· three objectives of vulnerability assessments
· the typical structure of a disaster plan
· how to recognize:
- four obvious planning points
- four less obvious planning points
- nine categories of preparedness planning: vulnerability assessment, the plan, the institutional framework, information systems, the resource base, warning systems, response mechanisms, education/training, and rehearsals
Part One should give you an understanding of the major components involved in disaster preparedness and provide a basis upon which a national disaster preparedness strategy can be developed. The disaster preparedness framework illustrated on the following pages outlines activities that are essential to the development of a preparedness strategy. Although an implementation sequence for these activities is suggested, some activities may be undertaken simultaneously, or even in reverse order.
Q. In your country, which activities have already been undertaken to promote disaster preparedness?
Answers can relate to any of the nine categories set forth in the Disaster Preparedness Framework.