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MEMA: Basic Sheltering Concepts (Shelter-100)

  • Oak Bluffs Fire & EMS 6 Firehouse Lane Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557 United States (map)

*This course has a maximum of 25 participants*

Description: Basic Sheltering Concepts is a high-level interactive course that introduces students to basic shelter operations. The course is divided into 5 modules and covers: what a shelter is, types of shelters, roles and responsibilities in shelter operations, and guidelines for setting up, running, and closing a shelter during a disaster.

Course Objectives:

  • To describe types of shelters and why a community or region may open one
  • To identify personal considerations before deployment
  • To explain shelter service areas and the process for opening a shelter
  • To describe potential challenges in shelter service areas
  • To assess client interactions from past scenarios and brainstorm solutions
  • To describe the process to close a shelter

Date(s): Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 5:30 PM-9:00 PM

Handicap Accessibility: Yes

Offered By: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Primary Instructor: Rachel Fleck

Additional Instructor: Christopher Farrand

Target Audience: Individuals that have a role in shelter planning and operations

Registration Deadline: September 26, 2017

To ensure adequate participation from the target audience, all registrants will be placed on wait list pending approval.

For questions or additional information, please contact David Bryant at david.bryant@state.ma.us .