The Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (ICDP) promotes integrative and collaborative all-hazards prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation for the whole community through training and education; exercises; planning and assessments; and research. The whole community includes first responders, healthcare systems, nonprofit groups, schools and academia, the media, and all levels of government.
The ICDP provides disaster readiness services in four focus areas; training and education, exercises, planning and assessments, and research.
Training and education: The ICDP offers specialized courses that increase knowledge, skills, and abilities by:
- developing curriculum to promote the application of academic theories and concepts for those working in disasters.
- providing disaster training for first responders (police, fire, EMS), healthcare providers, and the community as a whole.
Exercises: The ICDP provides assistance with the development and execution of drills and exercises to develop and enhance the skills needed to cope with all stages of a disaster.
Planning and Assessments: The ICDP team helps organizations evaluate the effectiveness of their emergency management programs and plans; assess hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, and capabilities; and identify training and/or resource gaps.
Research: The center conducts research to expand the existing body of knowledge in disaster readiness and resilience.