Managing Food Emergencies: Strategies for a Community Response (MGT-447)

​This course helps jurisdictions develop a plan to effectively respond to a large food emergency. The goal of the course is to encourage multidisciplinary, multiagency planning to quickly mobilize resources in a food emergency. The course uses a whole community approach combined with NIMS, the Incident Command System (ICS), and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to food emergencies.

Participants will learn how to identify a food emergency that should trigger a response; apply the principles of ICS; determine roles during a food emergency; identify resources; successfully communicate with other agencies and the public; and what to do during the recovery phase. The course combines facilitated discussion and scenario-based training to give participants tangible experience applicable to a real-world food emergency.

Min/Max Enrollment: Min 24; Max 40

Hours: 16 (Direct Delivery)

Format: Instructor-Led Training (Direct Delivery)

DHS Course #: MGT-447

Facility Requirements: Please view this document for facility requirements.

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Professional Disciplines

The audience should be integrated and must include participants from the following professional disciplines: Agricultural Safety, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health

The target audience for the Direct Delivery version of this course includes management personnel from the following:

  • Healthcare provider administration
  • Hospital clinical leadership
  • Hospital non-clinical supervisors
  • Hospital liaison officers
  • Hospital safety, emergency planning and emergency preparedness
  • Mental health professionals
  • Home healthcare and hospice
  • Functional needs caretaker
  • Local, county and state public health departments
  • Emergency management organizations
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire departments
  • Law enforcement
  • Public information officers
  • Public works directors
  • Elected officials
  • Transportation administration
  • Schools
  • Human services
  • Community health centers
  • Non-governmental and faith-based
  • Veterinarians and veterinarian technicians