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General Training Times




Basic Disaster Management

 1 hour : The session last for an hour when an overview is what is required
 2 hours: For comprehensive training session, this component spans 2 – 2 ½ hours

Planning for Disasters  3 hours: This session usually form part of an full day workshop and exposes individuals to the importance of and components to be included in a Disaster Plan
Earthquake Safety  1 hour: General sensitization sessions are approximately an hour
 1 ½ hours: this is applicable for in-depth training sessions
Earthquake Drill  1 hour:  a. 15-25 minutes for drill
b. 25-35 minutes for discussion
Hurricane Safety  1-2 hours: The general hurricane session ranges between 1 and 2 hours depending on the request and the time that organization make available for the session
Flood Safety  1 hour
Safety Wardens  1 hour: session is conducted within an hour for introductory sessions
 2 hours: Where individuals are being trained to operate as Safety Wardens, the sessions usually last between 2 and 2 ½ hours
National Response Training  1 hour: this provides an overview of the NEOC, PEOC and ZEOC while emphasizing ODPEM’s role in the matrix

Note: Training sessions usually include Basic Disaster Management as well as additional areas as per the client’s request

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