Washington State Emergency Management Division

MGT 415 Disaster Recovery In Rural Communities

Thursday, December 3, 2020 to Thursday, December 3, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

begins at 7:30am.

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


*Please note all foreign nationals need to complete a Department of Homeland Security Foreign National Visitor Request Form in order to
attend this course.


Please sign-up no later than **Thursday, November 19, 2020** as a minimum of 20 registrations must be received by this date to confirm the class will be held.

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

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 8


Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center

3888 Sound Way
Bellingham, WA 98226

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Chalice Dew-Johnson

Whatcom County OEM

Phone: 360-676-6681




Please call or send an email to the course manager.