Washington State Emergency Management Division

MGT 415 Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description


Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities is an eight-hour planning and management-level course designed for public officials, community leaders, and private-sector representatives in rural communities who play key roles in the disaster recovery process. The course assists rural communities with effective and efficient implementation of recovery efforts, thus ensuring the best possible long-term social and economic recovery of their communities from disaster.


Topics covered include but are not limited to:
•Conducting disaster recovery preplanning activities
•Planning for disaster recovery efforts
•Developing ways to involve the whole community in short- and long-term recovery
•Implementing disaster recovery plans

Course Objectives
  • Identify the phases of response, short-term, and long-term recovery and the important concepts of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, the National Response Framework, the Whole Community Approach to Disaster Recovery, and Recovery Support Functions, in relation to rural recovery.
  • Understand and apply the principles and strategies for pre-disaster recovery planning and disaster mitigation.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to a post-disaster scenario; differentiate between response and recovery tasks; and implement and manage short-term and intermediate disaster recovery.
  • Implement a 7-step process for initiating long-term community recovery
  • Evaluate LCTR projects, prioritize them, and articulate recovery visions to the community.
  • Select LTCR leaders, identify and procure project/recovery funding, implement a LTCR plan, and maintain community investment in recovery goals.



· IS 100.b Introduction to Incident Command System ICS 100

· IS 700.a NIMS An Introduction

· IS 2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework, Overview



Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Health Care
  • Public Health

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 8


House of Awakened Culture - Suquamish, WA

7235 NE Parkway
Suquamish, WA 98392

Click here for directions

Course Manager

John Byars



Important Information

If you need accommodations, like an ASL interpreter, please contact our office 4 weeks in advance ( to give us enough time to coordinate with DSHS and other agencies. We cannot guarantee to fulfill any requirements if we get this information in less than 4 weeks before class starts. Thank you for your cooperation!