Rapid Assessment Workshop (G557)
Rapid Assessment Workshop (G557): This course focuses on plans and procedures for responding to the initial 4 hours of a disaster. Content includes pre-event planning, intelligence gathering and situational awareness distribution
A good rapid needs assessment within the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Department Operations Center (DOC) will allow community leaders to prioritize response actions to have the greatest life saving and life sustaining benefits.
As resources will be limited on the local level during the first few hours of a disaster or emergency event, the Rapid Needs Assessment should allow for the effective use of scarce resources to include prioritization of those resources. Likewise, it will allow local officials to request those resources that are not available locally and are needed to support life sustaining and life saving measures.