Full Course Description:
Emergencies don’t wait for you to prepare before they strike. They can happen at any time, anywhere. From hurricanes and blizzards to house fires and flooding, you need to be prepared and ready to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. The City of Boston isn’t prepared unless you are.
This online module will outline strategies and suggestions for you and your loved ones to get ready, be safe, and stay healthy in the event of an emergency. A prepared Boston starts with prepared individuals, neighborhoods, and communities. It is important that all community members learn how to prepare themselves and others for emergencies.
This course will provide examples of best practices, guidelines, preparedness tools, and local and state-wide resources that will help participants develop emergency plans and strengthen the readiness of Boston communities. A healthy and connected community is more resilient, or able to bounce back, after an emergency.
This course is intended for all community members.
This course is dedicated in memory of John E. Barbour, Jr., for his support to the Office of Public Health Preparedness as well as the Boston community at large. We extend our deepest gratitude to Mr. Barbour in his role at Project R.I.G.H.T. and Quincy Geneva CDC for his exceptional contributions to the development of this course.
We would like to acknowledge the following organizations for hosting community photo shoots. Their contributions helped bring this course to life.
The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the Delvalle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training is part of the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's training and exercise program, and is supported with federal funding from the US Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.