Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

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The purpose of this course is to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. All course participants should be familiar with their own State and local government Emergency Operations Plan annex, if one exists, on the use of spontaneous volunteers and volunteers affiliated with relief organizations. In addition, the individuals should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems.