The Salvation Army - Liaison Officer: Understanding Emergency Management & Whole Community
This course provides an overview of the Liaison Officer's role as a representative of The Salvation Army working with non-government agencies, and state and federal disaster partners.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PMSat
This course provides an overview of emergency management in the United States, examining how The Salvation Army works together with other disaster relief providers, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). The course will explore how all disasters are fundamentally local events, the federal disaster declaration process, the role of an emergency operations center (EOC), and the advantages of a 'whole community' approach to the emergency management planning process.
Who Should Take This Course: New disaster workers who wish to understand the basics of emergency management and local Salvation Army officers and liaisons who will be interacting with government agencies and VOADs.
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services and Incident Command System.