Basic Emergency Planning
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Basic Emergency Planning

Learn how to effectively plan for emergencies and disasters.
3.3 (37 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,403 students enrolled
Created by Brian Sharp
Last updated 6/2015
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to formulate and write an effective emergency plan.
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  • Students will need to have some knowledge of the planning process.

Large scale disasters that affect a number of people are occurring on a regular basis. In addition there are a number of personal emergencies that could occur that could influence your quality of life. This course will guide you through the process of creating, or updating, an emergency plan. Having a plan to cover emergencies and disasters has proven to be a key factor for recovering after such an event.

Many aspects of an effective plan are fairly simple. There are a number of items that many people do not consider when making their plan that may have an adverse affect in the long run. We will cover a number of these during his course.

The first goal of this course is to give you the information, and resources, that will help you, and your family, to survive a disaster or emergency.

The second goal of this course is to put together a personal emergency operations plan (EOP) that can be used if ever necessary.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in planning for emergencies should take this class.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 04:53

Introduction to emergency planning.

Pre-planning Considerations
2 Lectures 07:12

Business verses Personal plans.

Personal verses Business

We will discuss response agencies that may respond during and after an disaster.

Response Agencies
Emergency Operation Plan
8 Lectures 28:09

A look at the process of conducting a Hazards Vulnerability Assessment. Student will rough draft a HVA.

Hazards Vulnerability Assessment

We will look at communications during a disaster. Student will rough draft a communications plan.


We will discuss a COOP plan. Students will rough draft a COOP plan.

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)

We will discuss keeping a copy of important documents in a safe and easily obtianable place. A suggested list is in the resource section

Document copies


We will discuss special considerations that may need to be included in the plan. Students will address these issues in their rough draft.

Special Considerations

We will discuss the various ways to structure the plan. Student will finalize this draft of their plan.

Put the plan together

A list of resources I have used and find helpful.

Resource List
Activities that could improve the plan
2 Lectures 03:30

We will discuss how drills may help with the planning process.


First Aid and CPR skills are good to know.

Useful knowledge
1 Lecture 01:58

Thank you.

About the Instructor
Brian Sharp
3.3 Average rating
37 Reviews
4,403 Students
1 Course
Former Emergency Manager

Brian is proficient in the various aspects of Emergency Management, and exercises, including the documentation associated with HSEEP. He has also served in the various roles of the ICS system during his career. He additionally served as the Exercise Director for the Gunnison County Wide MCI Drill 2014 which included 36 agencies (both public emergency services, the school district, public health, and several volunteer agencies). Brian is also familiar with the requirements of the Joint Commission, and CMS, concerning emergency management. As a former Emergency Manager for a Critical Access Hospital (including EMS) he gained a wide variety of experience in the aspects of emergency management.

His senior leadership experience covers multiple professional and volunteer positions. His paramedic skills are well above average. His firefighter experience covers structural firefighting, driver operator, and wild land firefighting.

His educational achievements includes two AAS; Emergency Medical Services and Fire Service, and an AGS (Criminal Justice). He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Business Management. In addition he has completed many FEMA courses, including earning a Certificate of Achievement: Professional Development Series. He has also attended multiple courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. His curriculum vitae demonstrates that Brian is an adult learner who pursues, and enjoys, a wide variety of educational opportunities.