Location: Mobile County EOC, 7350 Zeigler Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608
POC: Kim Bouler, 251-460-8036
This course provides a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response and recovery from a disaster. This workshop integrates a multimedia scenario and vignettes that highlight key issues and facilitates executive-level discussion of the United States’ National Strategy for Homeland Security. Additionally, the forum provides an opportunity to apply lessons learned from past local and national all-hazards disasters.
This course includes seven distinct modules incorporating lecture, discussion, and a practical exercise. Each module focuses on a key component of disaster preparedness, such as Culture of Preparedness, Integrated Partnerships, Organizing for Success, Crisis Communications, etc. Within the various modules are opportunities for group interaction and discussion. The final module of the course is designed to provide the participants the opportunity to develop an action plan or to-do list for follow-up consideration and action.
The practical exercise consists of an expanding incident, designed specifically to address the local community’s needs or concerns. Participants are provided information and periodic updates, after which they are given a list of questions to consider and discuss. Through these updates, the incident builds upon itself until it reaches a mass casualty/catastrophic level, thereby overwhelming the normal capabilities of the local jurisdiction and challenging the participants to consider their local policies, resources, and limitations.
This workshop provides a unique opportunity for local or regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This workshop is an effective process for discussing executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed
This is a management-level course designed for senior elected and appointed officials who might be called upon to make critical decisions during a natural or man-made catastrophe. It may also include executives from other community entities, both public and private, that are likely to be involved in a disaster response, to include:
Directors of local response agencies
Department Heads/Chiefs from:
Public Information Officers (PIOs)
Resident federal agency representatives (FBI, BATF, Secret Service, FEMA, TSA)
CEOs of hospitals
College and university representatives
School district superintendents
Airport and port facility managers
Department of Defense (DoD) installation commanders and representatives
Stadium and sports facility managers and directors of security
NGOs and private-sector organizations
Owners/managers of high rise facilities
Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.
This workshop is fully funded through Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), comes at no direct cost to the jurisdiction, and is delivered at a time and place requested by the jurisdiction.
Participants receive a Local Officials All-Hazards Preparedness Executive Handbook. This reference book contains information on