Washington State Emergency Management Division


PER-334 When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive (In-Person)

Saturday, January 27, 2024 - Sunday, January 28, 2024 

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Primary Core Capability: Community Resilience

This course is designed to teach and encourage community members impacted by a disaster to prepare, take preservation actions and perform, as appropriate, light search and rescue response to aid their family and other community members in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or human-made incident. The course is not designed for the first responder community, but would be appropriate for families of first responders along with all types of civic groups and individuals within the community.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:


• Identify elements needed to prepare, act, and survive a disaster involving their community

• Demonstrate survival strategies to rescue and care for themselves, their families, and their pets during and in the immediate aftermath of an event

• Demonstrate techniques to provide assistance in the search, light rescue, care, and safety of their neighbors

Continuing Education
IACET: Units - 1.2


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience

• Emergency Management

• Citizen/Community Volunteer

Franklin County Emergency Management

1011 E. Ainsworth St
Pasco , WA 99301

View directions

Course Manager

Thomas 'Chris' Lee

(509) 545-3546

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.


If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at We will be happy to assist you.



Please register for this PER-334 course HERE.