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G-205 - Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role


Course Description

This course is the condensed version of the 4-day E0210 resident course. This course covers foundational concepts in disaster recovery and the latest guidance on recovery planning. Participants will either assess their own recovery plan or a sample against this national planning guidance. Following that, participants will discuss how a disaster recovery effort can be organized, managed, and led along with the types of challenges faced by recovery managers. Scenario activities throughout the course give participants the opportunity to target information strategies, and address local capabilities and challenges. They will also analyze lessons learned from Joplin, Missouri. While this is normally a 2.5 day course, in time of disaster, it can be shortened for immediate need in training the basics of recovery based on local need and covers the roles and responsibilities of local recovery team members.

Selection Criteria: This course is designed for local elected officials (mayor, city/county council member), tribal leaders, city/county manager/staff, city/county planners/staff, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, finance director/assessor, emergency manager/staff, public works director/staff, building inspector/staff, floodplain manager/staff, health care administrator or planner, public information officer, housing director or planner/staff, voluntary agency coordinator or unmet needs committee coordinator, business organization representative, administrative director/manager, state recovery staff and partners (so they can be tuned into recovery at the local level)

Course Objectives


  • Understand local community responsibilities and challenges associated with disaster recovery.
  • Discuss“lessons learned” in disaster recovery at the local level. Develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan.



    Student Manuals:
    Student Manual Combined (10/2017) 



Unit 1: Introduction to Recovery Concepts
Unit 2: Pre Recovery Planning
Unit 3: Leading and Managing Recovery
Unit 4: Stakeholder Engagement
Unit 5: Local Capabilities
Unit 6: Joplin Case Study
Unit 7: Course Summary

Prerequisites & Other Information:


Recommended: IS0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; IS2900, National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 17.00
Provider: New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Sponsor: State Sponsor
Disciplines: Emergency Management

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