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close this bookCommunity Emergency Preparedness: A Manual for Managers and Policy-Makers (WHO, 1999, 141 p.)
close this folderChapter 5 Training and education
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentA systematic approach to training
View the documentPublic education
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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.