Emergency Management Training Opportunities
FACHC has been awarded a grant by the FDOH to train FACHC organizations and other Community-based medical partners in All-Hazards Awareness, Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and hold a Tabletop COOP Exercise to test planning and readiness. These courses are offered at your location, at no cost, include CEU’s/CME’s include all instructional materials and provide a capitation reimbursement to FQHC’s for staff time attending each program.
It is a FACHC policy goal that our membership will be prepared to respond, recover and mitigate damages from any emergency they may face. We also seek to fulfill our mission to provide services to our communities during emergency events, and learning who state and local EM organizations are and the role they play is critical to our organizations success in meeting all-hazards challenges.
We have accepted the goal to train all members by the end of 2013. We can regularly schedule these three 4-hour workshops to help educate staff and move the organizations further into full integration with local and state response networks. Please contact Tom Knox to discuss scheduling sessions.
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Train-the-Trainer for Health Centers
Participants will be presented with COOP concepts, planning strategies in a teacher outlines allowing them to provide in-house instruction. This program demonstrates how an effective COOP plan:
- Allows your facility to continue essential functions during non-normal periods
- Ensure safety and reduce stress among employees
- Minimize physical, financial and psychological harm to patients
- Protect essential facilities, equipment, records and assets
- Minimize damages and losses to the health center
- Achieve a timely & orderly recovery from a public crisis
The class will also discuss step-by-step concepts in building COOP plans.
COOP Training Program
COOP Hurricane Exercise for FQHCs
This hands-on exercise is designed to test the medical facilities Emergency Plan/COOP in response to an impending hurricane event. This desk-top exercise is modeled after real-world events and draws upon life-like Hurricane landfall scenarios for response by participants including exercise injects taken from real world events.
COOP Exercise-Central Florida
COOP Exercise-South Florida
All-Hazards Emergency Preparedness for Community Health Provider Staff
This program provides an excellent foundation for understanding preparedness, response and recovery scenarios you or your center will become involved in during an event. All participants will be actively involved in exercises focusing on the Unified Command System and coordinated interdisciplinary decision-making in an emergency situation. The core awareness course is unique among other similar programs by having a full module of training on “Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations in Florida: children, frail elderly, non-English speaking, migrant and seasonal farm-workers, physically disabled, mentally disabled and substance abuser, tourist, homeless, cognitively impaired, sensory impaired, developmentally disabled, rural population.
All-Hazards Training Manual
Online Education Modules
- Miami Flu Pandemic program materials and outline
- Introductory Basic Disaster Life Support program and outline
- FDOH Roadmap to Ready Instructional Guide