Extension Emergency Management Training 102

Response and Recovery

This one hour course outlines the roles and responsibilities of Extension personnel regarding the last two stages of emergency management.

Go to TTVN WebMeeting; Open or Create an account; Search recording using the Course Number or Key Word (i.e. 102)

Stage Three:  Response

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides timely, relevant educational information through mobilizing internal resources through the following methods:

  • Activation of the Texas A&M AgriLife Communications news network, which maintains long-standing relationships with urban and rural news media to deliver updated information to the public
  • Providing professional with subject matter expertise to assist local and state emergency management groups, health departments and animal issues and committees
  • Activation of Agricultural Strike Teams with livestock expertise to support local land and livestock owners in times of crisis

Stage Four:  Recovery

Extension moves quickly to help communities regain normalcy after a disaster hits.  Agents recognize that a long-term recovery process hinges on promptly equipping people and businesses with information on such topics as the following:

  • Financial records management through the recovery of important family and financial documents as well as medical records
  • Steps (in English and Spanish) for controlling mold, preventing fraud, homeowner’s property insurance, operating equipment safely, and evaluating and handling of food and drinks
  • Ways to protect housing from further damage and tops on how to deal with damaged furnishings and appliances

 

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