All Hazards Disaster Response
Topics Covered Include
Communicating effectively during disasters
Mutual aid and interoperability
Managing resources such as supplies, medication and equipment
Triage and transportation strategies and challenges
Patient tracking and evacuation
All Hazards Disaster Response (ADHR) teaches EMS practitioners how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires, radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents and other mass casualty events.
ADHR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, asses available resources and create a medical response plan that saves lives.
At the start of the course, participants conduct a "hazards vulnerability analysis" to assess natural and man-made features of their environment that pose risk, along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration.
Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large scale mass casualty activity.