SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION for Disaster Responders – Free course through Barry University

Please join Barry University and professionals worldwide in an online course that begins October 7

SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION is an online course for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness and response professionals. It is a framework of six strategies for achieving and maintaining a high level of disaster health and well being.

Disaster health was introduced as a concept and discipline in Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21 (HSPD-21). SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION defines disaster health as, “Maximal safety in situations of threat, optimal function in situations of high stress, and effective action in response to emergencies, disasters, and extreme events.”

To remain congruent with HSPD-21, SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION integrates elements of disaster medical care, public health and behavioral health within a single framework.

This course is focused on disaster responders and the disaster survivors they serve. As a result, the framework also introduces two skill sets; a PREPARE skill set focused on responders and a RESPOND skill set focused on support for survivors.

The course begins October 7, and will run for 6 weeks. Participants will receive a Certificate upon successful completion.

Please click on link below for more information and registration.


About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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