Effective whole community planning requires a collaborative and engaging team of stakeholders representing local residents, non-profit, government, private sector, and emergency management officials. This level of engagement is crucial to enhancing community preparedness. The whole community engagement concept will promote Community Resilience through enhancing the recognition, understanding, communication of, and planning for hazardous material risks in the community and systematically aligning resources and preparedness activities to quickly recover from an incident. ASG’s Whole Community Engagement for Hazmat Planning will help your community get there.
This course is designed to equip Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) and Tribal Emergency Planning Committees (TEPC) with the knowledge, tools and best practices needed to establish an engaging and productive team among the whole community of stakeholders to reduce hazardous material risks.
The Building Whole Community Engagement for Hazmat Planning details responsibilities and interests of key stakeholders and collectively preparing for how hazardous material incidents impact them and the community. This course will facilitate collaboration and strengthen the whole community engagement by providing tools, resources and direction through the following core capabilities: Planning, Operational Coordination, Operational Communications, and Community Resiliency. Students will develop goals, performance indicators and plans during practical exercises to assist the LEPC/TEPC with reducing risk from fixed and mobile hazardous materials.
Define the whole community planning approach to emergency planning
Understand the purpose of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
Develop a vision and create a list of goals, objectives and indicators for the LEPC/TEPC and determine how to measure the effectiveness
Describe best practices for inviting and engaging whole community participation in hazardous materials preparedness
Compose an effective LEPC agenda that focuses on community hazardous material reduction and draws interest from the whole community stakeholders
Understand how to manage Tier II reports and other source data as inputs for planning
Identify how various tools, models and resources can be used to support preparedness and resiliency Identify financial resources and funded services that LEPCs can leverage to accomplish activities
Case studies and practical exercises
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
Community stakeholder responsibilities, interests and needs
Engaging the whole community
Building LEPC/TEPC agendas
LEPC/TEPC projects and activities LEPC/TEPC tools and resources
Available financial resources
Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN)
High Hazard Flammable Train (HHFT)
Certificate of completion based on class participation and 70% or higher score on post-course evaulation
Certificate emailed to participant
7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
8-hours of instruction
Live, Virtual Delivery
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Whole Community Engagement for Hazmat Planning Course Date: July 21, 2021 Course ID: WCE - WA-1
Live, Virtual delivery (Link provided in Online Course portal after enrollment)
ASG collaborates with public, citizens and private sector stakeholders to assess risks from mobile and stationary hazardous materials. Our services enhance and strengthen capabilities to protect, mitigate, respond and recover from hazardous material incidents.
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