Organization Preparing for Emergency Needs (O.P.E.N.)

What is Organization Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN) Training?

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.

Training Documents

For more information on OPEN Training, visit the FEMA website HERE.

Updated on June 2, 2021

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