Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

MGT439 – 16.00 Hours


Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
05/21/24 – 05/22/24 Waterbury, CT FP MGT439 516 Register
05/29/24 – 05/30/24 Grand Rapids, MI FP MGT439 520 Register
05/29/24 – 05/30/24 Chicago, IL FP MGT439 541 Register
06/03/24 – 06/04/24 El Paso, TX FP MGT439 521 Register
06/05/24 – 06/06/24 Gillette, WY FP MGT439 558 Register
06/12/24 – 06/13/24 Columbus, OH FP MGT439 517 Register
06/25/24 – 06/26/24 Yuma, AZ FP MGT439 530 Register
07/08/24 – 07/09/24 Crown Point, IN FP MGT439 534 Register
07/30/24 – 07/31/24 East Greenwich, RI FP MGT439 537 Register
08/05/24 – 08/06/24 Billings, MT FP MGT439 533 Register
08/22/24 – 08/23/24 Mobile, AL FP MGT439 539 Register
08/27/24 – 08/28/24 Crowley, LA FP MGT439 540 Register
09/12/24 – 09/13/24 Baytown, TX FP MGT439 542 Register
09/18/24 – 09/19/24 Moberly, MO FP MGT439 543 Register
09/25/24 – 09/26/24 Harris, MI FP MGT439 531 Register
10/21/24 – 10/22/24 Helena, MT FP MGT439 532 Register
11/13/24 – 11/14/24 Glen Rock, NJ FP MGT439 552 Register
12/03/24 – 12/04/24 Lancaster, PA FP MGT439 522 Register
12/16/24 – 12/17/24 Henderson, TX FP MGT439 556 Register
12/16/24 – 12/17/24 Cumming, GA FP MGT439 557 Register
01/08/25 – 01/09/25 Cookeville, TN FP MGT439 538 Register
08/12/25 – 08/13/25 Nashville, TN FP MGT439 548 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Familiarity with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) via completion of study courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 (or equivalents).

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the issues likely to arise within the pediatric population during disaster events.
  • Describe relevant Emergency Management (EM) considerations when planning for the care and management of the pediatric population following a disaster event.
  • Describe the concepts of surge with specific focus on pediatric implications in a disaster event that are unique to the pediatric population, as well as discuss the impact of those considerations on planning and response efforts.
  • Discuss effective planning and preparation in addressing the requirements of the pediatric population with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) in a disaster event.
  • Describe relevant mass sheltering considerations when planning for the care and management of the pediatric population following a disaster event.
  • Inspect a variety of triage systems to assess their appropriateness for pediatric applications and as a means to allocate scarce resources.
  • Describe aspects of reunification planning that may be applied in a disaster event, emphasizing successfully reuniting the pediatric population with their families.
  • Describe considerations for the decontamination process that take into account the needs of the pediatric population.

Suggested Audience

  • Community and Hospital-based Emergency Managers
  • EMS Personnel
  • Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel
  • Public Safety/ Public Health Personnel
  • School Administrators
  • MRC Personnel
  • Private Sector
  • Law Enforcement
  • Disaster Response/ Relief Personnel
  • County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)

Other Information


As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction.

Continuing Education Credits

ENA continuing education credit is approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Course Delivery Dates

Course delivery dates are at the discretion of the requesting agents or jurisdiction and must be consecutive.

An interested jurisdiction/agency contacts their respective State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact (SAA TPOC) to request a National Training and Education Division (NTED) instructor-led course. It is then at the SAA TPOC’s discretion to approve or not approve the training request. If the SAA TPOC agrees to the training request, he/she contacts the training partner directly with information about the specific course to schedule, the number of participants interested in attending the course, and a listing of preferred dates.

Government Programs

Contact Information

EMS/Public Health Customer Care

Phone: (979) 314-1120
Email: [email protected]