Training being delivered by the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College:

Date: 11th & 12th March
Duration: 2 day
Location: Cleveland Fire Brigade Headquarters Cleveland Fire Brigade Headquarters, Training & Administration Hub, Endeavour House, Queens Meadow Business Park, Hartlepool, TS25 5TH


Natural disasters cannot be prevented, but their impact on people’s lives can be reduced to a considerable extent. In the event of an emergency, the local community should be actively engaged throughout the process of disaster management. In a highly interactive and experiential training environment, this course will provide delegates with the knowledge and confidence they need to actively engage with and work with their local community before, during and after an emergency. Participants will learn how to proactively and positively interact with the local community, in a way that mobilises local resources, community spirit and minimises psychological and social damage. Finally, participants will learn how to support and empower a community recovering from an emergency.


  • To provide practitioners in the field of disaster management with a detailed understanding of the psycho-social aspects of emergency management and how to support those who have been caught up in a traumatic event.


By the end of this two day workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, value and methods of effective community engagement prior to the onset of an emergency.
  • Outline effective communication strategies used to support communities who are caught up in an emergency.
  • Describe established good practice that may be used to enable a sustainable, community-focussed, recovery process.

Target Audience: Those who work with communities before, during and after emergencies. Or anyone who has an interest in this subject area.

Refreshments: Refreshments will provided on arrival and will be available during the event. A buffet lunch will be provided on each day.

Cost: $495.00pp

For Further Information Contact: There are 16 delegate places available. To reserve a space or for further information please call them on 01642 301515 or email

Cancellations Policy: Thank you for arranging your Training through Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit. Please be aware that they operate a ‘cancellation policy’ for all Training and Seminars held by CEPU. 28 days prior to training 50%/7-days prior to training 75%/48 hours prior of the training 100%

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