Washington State Emergency Management Division

G0205: Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to Wednesday, July 8, 2020

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily

Course Description

This course is the condensed version of the 4-day E0210 resident course. This course covers foundational concepts in disaster recovery and the latest guidance on recovery planning. Participants will either assess their own recovery plan or a sample against this national planning guidance. Following that, participants will discuss how a disaster recovery effort can be organized, managed, and led along with the types of challenges faced by recovery managers. Scenario activities throughout the course give participants the opportunity to target information strategies, and address local capabilities and challenges. They will also analyze lessons learned from Joplin, Missouri. While this is normally a 2.5 day course, in time of disaster, it can be shortened for immediate need in training the basics of recovery based on local need and covers the roles and responsibilities of local recovery team members.

Course Objectives
  • Understand local community responsibilities and challenges associated with disaster recovery.
  • Discuss lessons learned in disaster recovery at the local level.
  • Develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan.


Recommended: IS0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; IS2900, National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 17

Target Audience

Target Audience:

  • Local elected officials (Mayor, City/County Council members),
  • Tribal Leaders,
  • City/County Managers/staff,
  • City/County Planners/staff,
  • Regional Planning Commissions,
  • Economic Development Districts,
  • Finance Directors/Assessor,
  • Emergency Managers/staff,
  • Public Works Directors/staff,
  • Building Inspectors/staff,
  • Floodplain Managers/staff,
  • Health Care Administrators or Planners,
  • Public Information Officers,
  • Housing Directors or Planners/staff,
  • Coordinators at Volunteer Organizations or Unmet Needs Committee Coordinators,
  • Business Organization Representatives,
  • Administrative Directors/Manager,
  • State recovery Staff and Partners (so they can be used for recovery at the *local* level).


All participants are welcome. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the course manager Eric O'Brien ( (Requests should be made as soon as possible, but preferably at least 14 calendar days prior to the class.)



King County Office of Emergency Management

Room C207
3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056
Click here for directions

Course Manager

Eric O'Brien

(206) 205-4072