Be Ready: Staying Safe During Disasters (FutureLearn)

Be Ready: Staying Safe During Disasters (FutureLearn)
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Be Ready: Staying Safe During Disasters (FutureLearn)
Learn about the key preparedness actions you can take to stay safe during various disasters and extreme weather events. Discover what to do when disaster strikes. As extreme weather events continue to affect the lives of millions of people across the globe, it’s never been more important to know how to stay safe when disaster strikes. On this course, you’ll find out about the key actions you can take to reduce the risks associated with disasters and extreme weather events.

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You’ll learn how to create your own disaster kit, and develop a personal and family response plan, to use if an extreme event occurs.

You’ll get practical advice on preparing for, and responding to earthquakes, extreme temperatures, flooding, tsunamis, and hurricanes.


What topics will you cover?

- Overview of the preparation of family emergency plans

- Preparation of emergency kits and the home to mitigate disasters.

- Overview of key actions to prepare and responds to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, cold waves, heat waves and tropical cyclones.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Learners will be able to design and evaluate their family emergency plan.

- Learners will be able to create a personalised emergency kit appropriate to their needs.

- Learners will be able to identify risks and improve the disaster readiness of their homes.

- Learners will gain an understanding of actions to prepare and respond in the case of earthquakes.

- Learners will gain an understanding of actions to prepare and respond in the case of tsunamis.

- Learners will gain an understanding of actions to prepare and respond in the case of floods.

- Learners will gain an understanding of actions to prepare and respond in the case of cold and heat waves.

- Learners will gain an understanding of actions to prepare and respond in the case of tropical storms.



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39.00 EUR
This course is aimed at anyone interested in disaster preparedness, but may be of particular interest to teachers, healthcare professionals, and those involved in risk assessment and risk reduction.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.