Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

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Command, control, and personnel safety are the most important parts of disaster operations. This workshop will examine two of the natural disasters that are common to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Many people reside in areas that are considered to be within a Wildland Urban Interface. Wildland fires can be disastrous to homes and buildings within these areas, while flash floods occur on an annual basis, especially during monsoon season. Each of these natural disasters presents a myriad of problems for firefighters and Incident Commanders alike. This program will provide information on the scope of these emergencies, command, operations, planning, and dealing with outside agencies at different levels.

This workshop will examine the best practices for managing these types of events and will focus on simulation-based scenarios. Case studies will be presented to examine the different techniques used in handling these disasters.

This is a simulation intensive workshop and students will be required to make critical decisions in real time.

*The Virtual Incident Command Center reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum registration of 8 students is not met. The VICC office will notify all students prior to the start of class if it is deemed necessary to cancel. In the event of a cancellation, students may transfer their paid class fee to a future class or receive a full refund.