Key Planning Factors and Considerations for Response to and Recovery from a Chemical Incident
The Key Planning Factors and Considerations for Response to and Recovery from a Chemical Incident (Chem KPF), Distance Learning (DL) Course, based on the similarly named guidance document issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is designed to support the creation of plans and closure of response and recovery knowledge gaps by introducing chemical incident-specific critical planning considerations.
The target audience and key stakeholders for the Chem KPF DL Course are regional and state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) emergency managers and planners. However, course content may also be valuable for other stakeholders involved in chemical incident planning, response, and recovery. These stakeholders may include first responders and receivers, fire departments, law enforcement, private sector partners (e.g., chemical industry partners, hazardous materials [HAZMAT] specialists, hazardous waste management specialists), public health officials, hospitals, mental health providers, employees of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and college-level and advance degree students.
Prerequisites and Requirements
The following are suggested prerequisites for the Chem KPF DL Course:
- IS-700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
- IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction
- IS-2900.a: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview