Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 (Virtual) 

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Primary Core Capability: Community Resilience

This course enhances the ability of the various individuals who hold leadership positions in the community to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all forms of disaster.
This course will help to enhance these individuals' understanding of disasters, risk assessment in the context of disaster management, prevailing emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist within their local community.


The course material developed will familiarize community leaders with the available resources for natural disaster preparedness and planning. Participants who complete this course will be better able to recognize and define the roles and responsibilities they may be expected to assume given their leadership positions, and understand the roles that first responders and other support personnel are likely to assume to ensure primary assistance in the response and recovery phase of an emergency event.


This course will also provide community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed in planning for natural disasters, and will help them to better understand and identify the personnel best equipped to address response and recovery requirements in the case of an actual disaster.


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:


•Discuss their community's risk and the concept of resilience

•Describe social capital and examples of measuring it locally

•Outline strategies to increase social capital for natural disaster preparedness



Target Audience

•Emergency Management

•Governmental Administrative

•Citizen/Community Volunteer

Continuing Education
IACET: Units - 0.3

Virtual Delivery - Snohomish County

Course Manager

Course Manager:

Krystal Craig

Snohomish County DEM

(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 register for this AWR-310 course HERE