Washington State Emergency Management Division


G0205: Recovery from Disaster: The Local Community Role

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 to Wednesday, September 28, 2022

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: None

This in-person course is the condensed version of the 4-day E0210 resident course. This course covers foundational concepts in disaster recovery and the latest guidance on recovery planning. Participants will either assess their own recovery plan or a sample against this national planning guidance. Following that, participants will discuss how a disaster recovery effort can be organized, managed, and led along with the types of challenges faced by recovery managers. Scenario activities throughout the course give participants the opportunity to target information strategies, and address local capabilities and challenges. They will also analyze lessons learned from Joplin, Missouri. While this is normally a 2.5 day course, in time of disaster, it can be shortened for immediate need in training the basics of recovery based on local need and covers the roles and responsibilities of local recovery team members.

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

Course Objectives
  • Understand local community responsibilities and challenges associated with disaster recovery.
  • Discuss lessons learned in disaster recovery at the local level.
  • Develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan.



  • IS0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System,
  • IS2900, National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

Target Audience

This course is designed for local elected officials (mayor, city/county council member), tribal leaders, city/county manager/staff, city/county planners/staff, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, finance director/assessor, emergency manager/staff, public works director/staff, building inspector/staff, floodplain manager/staff, health care administrator or planner, public information officer, housing director or planner/staff, voluntary agency coordinator or unmet needs committee coordinator, business organization representative, administrative director/manager, state recovery staff and partners (so they can be tuned into recovery at the local level)


King County Office of Emergency Management

3511 Northeast 2nd Street
Renton, WA 98056

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: King County Emergency Management


Course Manager:


Eric O'Brien
Training and Exercise Program Manager
King County Emergency Management
Desk: 206-205-4072


Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

Accommodations may include:

Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)

CART– Real-time captioning


Other Language needs - please indicate


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.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and tribal residents.