All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR)

In order to receive a refund, or if you need to withdraw or transfer classes, you must submit your request by email to Tasheena Taylor at, at least 7 business days prior to the course start date.





All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR) teaches EMS practitioners how to respond to the many types of disaster scenarios they may encounter, including natural disasters and infrastructure failings, fires and radiological events, pandemics, active shooter incidents, and other mass casualty events. AHDR educates participants on how to analyze potential threats in their area, assess available resources, and create a medical response plan that saves lives. Topics covered include:
  • Communicating effectively during disasters
  • Mutual aid and interoperability
  • Managing resources such as supplies, medications and equipment
  • Triage and transportation strategies and challenges
  • Patient tracking and evacuation
At the start of the course, participants conduct a “hazards vulnerability analysis” to assess natural and man-made features of their environment that pose risk, along with assessing the needs of vulnerable populations, such as assisted-living residents or hospital patients that need special consideration. Content is presented in the context of realistic scenarios, culminating with a large-scale mass casualty activity. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as AHDR providers for 4 years, and 8 hours of CAPCE credit. (8-hour classroom course for EMS practitioners at all levels.)

Location & Times:

  • Monday, February 17, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Main Campus, Health Science, Room 300-D




The AHDR: All Hazards Disaster Response 1st Edition book is required for this course.