|Community Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Managers and Policy-Makers (WHO, 1999, 141 p.)|
|Chapter 5 Training and education|
The objectives of training and education in emergency management are to:
- make the community aware of the hazards that face it;
- empower the community to participate in developing emergency management strategies;
- make the community aware of appropriate actions for different types of emergencies and the organizations to which it can turn for assistance;
- enable emergency management personnel to carry out the tasks allotted to them.
A systematic approach to training is a process for developing appropriate, effective, and efficient training programmes, involving:
- analysing training needs;
- designing training;
- developing instruction;
- conducting instruction;
- validating training.
Public education programmes should be conducted to ensure an alert and informed community.