Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-308 Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 (Virtual)

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Primary Core Capability: Community Resilience

This course will familiarize participants with the science of natural hazards, best practices associated with personal disaster preparedness, and disaster preparedness considerations for those with access and functional needs. Participants will be introduced to all three categories of hazards, but course instruction will focus on those natural hazards relevant to participants¿ local area. Participants will also be introduced to best practices for personal preparedness prior to a disaster and encouraged to discuss plans and actions that they have already taken. Participants will then explore special considerations for disaster preparedness for dependents and those with access and functional needs. Finally, a class activity will be presented to allow participants to test their ability to prepare and react to a natural hazard.

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

Course Objectives

This course will enable participants to:


• Discuss best practices to prepare for the impacts of local natural hazards

• Identify methods of assisting care receivers to prepare for natural disasters

• Identify appropriate preparedness actions to take during a natural disaster


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience

• Emergency Management

• Citizen/Community Volunteer

Continuing Education
IACET: Units - 0.3

Virtual Delivery - Snohomish County

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Snohomish County Dept. of Emergency Management

Course Manager:

Krystal Craig

(425) 388-5197


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 and we will be happy to assist you.


Please apply for this AWR-308 course HERE