Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN)

Preparedness Training for Community-Based Organizations

OPEN includes both a web-based, self-guided training, and a downloadable instructor kit that will guide participants on how to identify risks, locate resources, and take preparedness actions. When Community-Based Organizations, such as food pantries, daycares, and non-profits, are unable to sustain operations during an emergency incident, individuals who rely on them are exponentially impacted. Because of their importance in keeping the community going, OPEN is designed to empower these organizations to better prepare for incidents.

The OPEN training provides an overview of the 10 preparedness actions and creates a path forward for organizations to develop their own disaster response plan.


10 Preparedness Actions to Help Your Organization Remain OPEN

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Understanding Risks

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Safeguard Critical Information

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Identify the People You Serve

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Mitigate Risks

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Establish a Communications Plan

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Determine Essential Activities

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Consider the Supply Chain

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Regular Test and Update Plans

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Formalize Plans

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Cross-Train Key Individuals

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Training Materials

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Download in-person training materials

Follow this link to visit the instructor page and download the course materials so you can teach others.

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Complete the survey and earn your certificate

After completing the training, follow this link to get your certificate of completion.