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Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities (MGT-415)

  • Northeast Public Safety Academy 7602 Patriot Crossing Fort Wayne, IN 46816 (map)

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

Elements of course:
• Definition of disaster recovery
• Rural disaster recovery concerns
• Core principles of the National Disaster
Recovery Framework
• Pre disaster recovery planning
• Impact analysis
• Short-term disaster recovery
• Damage assessment
• Media strategies
• Temporary housing
• Debris clearance
• Long-term community recovery (LTCR)
• Principles and benefits of a LTCR plan
• LTCR teams and staff
• Community trust and outside support
• LTCR projects
• Characteristics and duties of LTCR leaders
• Funding sources and strategy
• Recovery project prioritization
• Whole Community approach


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