Managing for disasters is complex and can be frightening to think about. But making a plan and being prepared can safeguard you and your family in an emergency. In this course, you will develop a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan for your family, house, pets, livestock, and property. You will determine the risks for your property and surrounding areas and decide what needs to be addressed in your plan. You will be guided through all the considerations to being fully prepared when disaster strikes.
• Understand how to be prepared for emergencies, including things like insurance, photo records, go bags, and property maintenance.
• Develop an emergency preparedness plan specific for their situation.
• Practice and know what to do in the weeks, days, and minutes before an emergency.
• Feel confident that their family, pets, livestock, and home are fully prepared for a disaster.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
All materials are supplied within the online course.
Jennifer Cook is the Small Acreage Management Coordinator in Colorado’s Front Range, working in a partnership position with Colorado State University Extension and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). She consults with small acreage landowners on land stewardship practices such as weed management, grazing strategies, and reseeding. Her goal is to teach land managers about natural resources and practical land management options to improve the environment, protect water quality, promote soil health, and increase production.
Jennifer earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Agriculture from Colorado State University. Prior to her current job, she worked with NRCS helping farmers with conservation on their farm land. Jennifer and her husband also spent a year in New Zealand, traveling, working on organic farms, and volunteering with the New Zealand Department of Conservation. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and yoga.