OSense O-Sense

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) – Awareness Level

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, AL, the EHTER Awareness Level course consists of 10 modules that provide an overview of key environmental health topics, issues, and challenges faced during emergency response. These include food safety, potable water, wastewater, shelters, vector control and pest management, building assessment, solid waste and hazardous materials, radiation, responder safety, and disaster management. The overall purpose of the course is to increase the level of emergency preparedness of environmental health practitioners and other emergency response personnel by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to address the environmental health impacts of emergencies and disasters. For more information about both the in-person and online versions of this course, please visit CDC's EHTER- Awareness Level webpage by clicking here (http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/eLearn/EHTER.htm).