Disaster operations and recovery are phases of emergency management that require a team effort at all levels of government and the private sector. Professionals involved in disaster operations and recovery include elected and appointed officials, city and county administrators, emergency managers, public works directors, building officials, community planners, emergency services personnel, and other allied professionals.
Training and education in disaster operations is a critical first step towards ensuring successful disaster
operations. The Disaster Operations and Recovery Curriculum is designed to equip Federal, State, local, and tribal professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform their jobs. These professionals are encouraged to avail themselves of the courses offered in the curriculum.