MGT409: Supporting Healthcare in Disasters A Community Approach

Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO, 64153

When an entire community is affected by a large-scale incident involving mass casualties such as a natural disaster, a pandemic outbreak, or a terrorist attack, response activities require integration of emergency management, healthcare providers, public health officials, public safety officials, and other agencies operating in a community. Large-scale incidents are likely to overwhelm healthcare systems and communities must work together to address the needs of an overwhelming number of patients. Supporting Healthcare in Disasters: A Community Approach will prepare communities to effectively plan for, respond to, and recover from this type of scenario. 

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Additional Information

This is a Pilot course delivery. The training provider, NCBRT is in the process of recertifying this course for FEMA (MGT-409) and there have been significant updates to the course. 

Target Audience

Healthcare providers, clinical leadership, non-clinical supervisors, liaison officers, hospital safety and emergency planning and preparedness, home healthcare and human services, public health, community health centers, emergency management, EMS, mental health professionals, fire departments and law enforcement. 

Course Objectives

  • Define concepts related to community healthcare and preparedness and examine what constitutes a disaster in a given community. 
  • Define the components of a comprehensive plan for community-wide incident response. 
  • Describe ethical and legal issues and discuss ways to plan and prepare for decision-making during disasters and mass casualty incidents. 
  • Assemble information regarding disaster resources and describe incident management and agency roles during a disaster. 
  • Describe the means by which medical resources, facilities, decision making, and alternate care sites are used and modified during mass casualty incidents. Course Pre-requisites: 
  • Introduction to Incident Command System (IS100.b) or 
  • Introduction to Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals (IS100.HCb) 
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS200) 
  • National Incident Management Systems: An Introduction (IS700.a) 
  • Awareness and Response to Biological Events (AWR-118) 

There is no cost to attend. Lunch and refreshments are on your own each day. 


A FEMA SID number is required for registration. You can look up your FEMA SID or register for a new one through the FEMA website.

Training location

Focus Area: Safety & Security