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Coventry University

Emergency Planning and Preparedness: An Introduction

Coventry University via FutureLearn

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Explore the key steps in emergency planning

When preparing a community for an incident, creating plans for identified risks and implementing mitigation measures is key.

Responding to a fire is different to responding to a flood. Different actions and different resources are needed for each of these scenarios.

This course will introduce you to some of the key concepts of emergency planning. You will explore the relationship between the type of emergency and the type of response in order to understand how these dependencies shape the emergency plan.

Anybody with an interest in emergency planning and preparedness. If you’re looking to study the full MSc Emergency Planning Management and Resilience degree, or are working in or planning a career in the emergency planning and preparedness world, this course is for you.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.


  • Introduction to Emergency Planning and Preparedness
    • Welcome
    • Poor emergency planning and its consequences
    • Responding to different types of emergency
    • Summary of the week
  • How to prepare an emergency plan
    • The emergency planning cycle
    • Differing emergency preparedness frameworks
    • Creating an emergency plan
    • Summary of the week

Taught by

Terry Waller


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