Basic Emergency Planning

Learn how to effectively plan for emergencies and disasters.
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (137 ratings)
8,607 students
45min of on-demand video
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Students will be able to formulate and write an effective emergency plan.


  • 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 this course is for:

  • Anyone who is interested in planning for emergencies should take this class.


Flight Paramedic and Former Emergency Manager
Brian Sharp
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
  • 141 Reviews
  • 8,693 Students
  • 2 Courses

Brian has been a Paramedic since 2008, prior to this he was an EMT.  His medical career started in the military where he was a Navy Corpsman assigned to the USMC – they called him Doc. At the Paramedic level, he has served in a wide variety of environments including: 911 primary response in a Metro area, 911 response in a Rural area, Interfacility Transports, a hospital ER, and is currently a flight paramedic.  In addition, he has served as a Firefighter / Paramedic on both paid and volunteer departments.  Brian has also shared his knowledge through teaching for a number of years. He enjoys teaching various courses and concepts, and working with students to increase their knowledge.

Brian is a leader. He 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 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. In addition he has taught several classes 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.

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