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Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority

General Courses

Basic Disaster Awareness Educator Training Course

Aim of Course: Intended for the disasters which are seen frequently in Turkey in the first instance earthquake, to educate AFADEM’s personnels as Basic Disaster Awareness Educator to teach correct behavior our public and students in predisaster, during disaster and post disaster.
Target Group: AFAD’s personnels, personnels of public institutions and organizations and non governmental organizations.
Course Duration: 5 working days
Prior Condition: No
Exam: Lecturing, exam and exercise
Certificate: Certificate of Basic Disaster Awareness Educator

Topics of Course

  • Correct behavior which will be performed in predisaster, during disaster and post disaster.
  • Preparation for the first 72 hours in disasters.
  • Family Disaster Plan
  • Basic Search and Rescue
  • Fire Knowledge
  • Triage

Reference: Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency “First 72 Hours Publication”

Basic Course of CBRN(Chemical-Biological-Radiologic-Nuclear)

Aim of Course: To inform participants about chemical, biological, radiologic, nuclear risks, introduce using equipments to determine and diagnose chemical, biological, radiologic and nuclear items, teach correct behavior by using these equipments, how to behave in disaster area and how to clean using items.
Target Group: Personnels of Disaster and Emergency Provincial Directorates, Civil Defense, Search and Rescue Directorates, CBRN Teams of Security Directorate and Fire Department.
Course Duration: 75 course hours (10 working days)
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: Pretest, post test and exam
Certification: Yes

Topics of Course

  • To introduce chemical, biological, radiologic, nuclear risks and hazardous materials.
  • To introduce using equipments and methods to determine and diagnose chemical, biological, radiologic and nuclear(CBRN) risks.
  • Warning and alarm system and shelters
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste
  • CBRN disaster area management

Reference:Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center, CBRN Basic Education Book

Course For Civil Defence Experts and Chiefs

Aim of Course: To upskill the personnels of public institutions and organizations, civil defence experts and chiefs of private sector institutions subject to planning about legislations, planning, basic fire knowledge, CBRN, and other practises related to disaster, emergency situations and civil defence.
Target Group: The personnels who work as a civil defence expert in state institutions and organizations, private sector institutions subject to planning.
Course Duration:90 course hours (15 working days)
Prior Condition: To be on the permanent staff for civil defence experts, assignment approval for civil defence chiefs.
Measurement and Evaluation: Pretest, post test and exam
Certification: Yes

Some Topics of Course

  • Legislations about disaster, civil defence and mobilization
  • Basic Risk Analysis
  • Planning, practice and rules about disasters, emergency situations and civil defence
  • Legislation, planning, knowledge about fire
  • Basic CBRN Knowledge
  • Protective Security

Reference: Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center course notes

Basic Fire Training Course

Aim of Course: To develop the personnels of fire departments about related legislations, knowledge of fire and burning, equipments and methods using in response, ability of rescue, improve response ability in emergency situations like traffic accidents and prepare themselves as a successful fireman.
Target Group: The personnels who work in state and private institutions and organizations which have fire departmant.
Course Duration: 90 course hours (15 working days)
Prior Condition: To work in fire department currently.
Measurement and Evaluation: Pretest, post test and exam
Certification: Yes

Some Topics of Course

  • Knowledge of fire and burning
  • Environmental safety and personal security
  • Response methods and using equipments and supplies in response
  • Response to the traffic accidents and methods of breaking vehicles
  • Behaviour in the places which bulge with gas and smoke
  • Hazardous materials and knowledge of CBRN
  • Exercise

Reference: Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center, Basic Fire Department Book

Basic Search and Rescue Course

Aim of Course: To prepare personnels who work in response units of state institutions and organizations, municipalities and non governmental organizations as a successful experts about knowledge, medhods, principles of basic search and rescue and gain working skills in a team.
Target Group: The personnels who work in search and rescue units.
Course Duration: 90 course hours (15 working days)
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: Pretest, post test and exam
Certification: Yes

Some Topics of Course

  • Legislation of search and rescue teams and building teams
  • Basic information about search and rescue
  • Equipments which have been using in search and rescue and using ability
  • Ropes and knots
  • Rescue skills in pressed space, wells and upstairs
  • Supporting knowledge and ability
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Map Information
  • Exercise

Reference: Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center, Basic Search and Rescue Book.

First Aid Course

Aim of Course: To gain first aid information and ability to the groups deemed appropriate in Disaster and Emergency Management Education Center.
Course Duration: Basic First Aid Course, 16 hours; *Standard First Aid Course, 40 hours**
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: Exam
Certification: Yes

Referance: Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center, First Aid Regulations Book
(*,**) Duration and content of courses are identified according to First Aid Regulations

Fire Knowledge Course

Aim of Course: To gain knowledge and skills to the participants about information, varieties, reasons of burning and fire, fire extinguishing principles and responding a fire.
Target Group: Movant state institutions and organizations.
Course Duration: 4-6 Hours
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: No
Certification: Participation document

Some Topics of Course

  • Knowledge about fire and burning
  • Fire extinguishing principles
  • Using equipments in fire extinguishing
  • Personal protection and communication
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Response practices to fire

Referance: Disaster and Emergency Management Precidency Education Center Course Notes

Knowledge of CBRN Course

Aim of Course: To gain basic protection information and ability to the participants about increasing CBRN awareness.
Target Group: Movant state institutions and organizations.
Course Duration: 4-6 Hours
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: No
Certification: Participation document

Some Topics of Course

  • What is CBRN?
  • Weapons of mass destruction and terror
  • Recognition and methods about using of CBRN materials
  • Personal protection and shelters
  • Personel and environment purification

Referance: Disaster and Emergency Management Precedency Education Center Course Notes

Basic Disaster Awareness Course/Conference

Aim of Course: To gain correct behavior pattern in predisaster, during disaster and post disaster by learning basic disaster awareness to the participants.
Target Group: Movant state institutions and organizations.
Course Duration:2-4 Hours
Prior Condition: No
Measurement and Evaluation: No
Certification: No

Some Topics of Course

  • The disasters which have to be faced frequently in Turkey.
  •  Correct behavior which will be performed in predisaster, during disaster and post disaster.
  • Basic Disaster Plan

Referance: AFAD “First 72 hours, disaster awareness book set, posters and brochures.

Development Courses

Aim of Course: To brush up the personnels who received education before, inform and upskill them about new developments.
Target Group: The groups which were educated about basic education.
Course Duration:5-10 working days
Prior Condition: To be educated about search and rescue, CBRN, Fire Department and other basic training and occupational groups.
Measurement and Evaluation: Yes
Certification: Participation Document
Some Topics of Course: Topics will be determined according to type of course.

Educator Education Courses

Aim of Course: To gain educator information and ability to the personnels who had basic and development education before.
Target Group: The groups which were educated about basic education.
Course Duration:5-10 working days
Prior Condition: To be educated about basic and development education and succeed them in search and rescue, CBRN, Fire Department and other basic training and occupational groups.
Measurement and Evaluation: Test and lecturing exam.
Certification:Educator document
Some Topics of Course: Topics will be determined according to type of course.