DM.05 Community Evacuation & First Response

The Importance of community evacuation and first response

During and directly after disasters many people are adversely impacted due to lack of evacuation planning and faulty first response. Examples of adverse impacts caused by lack of planning can be found across Indonesia, such as lack of timely response and capacity during the emergency stages of the Bali Bombings in 2002, the Tsunami in 2004, and the Central Java earthquake in 2006.  During and directly after these disasters many lives could have been saved if communities had the knowledge and skills to provide better support for community evacuation and disaster first response.

IDEP’s training provides a concrete opportunity to increase communities’ capacity to respond effectively at times of disaster

About Effective Community Response to Disaster

Communities need to be able to develop their own community evacuation plans and implement effective and efficient first response techniques.

The main components of community evacuation and first response planning are:

  • Evacuation systems design and advocacy
  • Evacuation maps and routes planning
  • Clear job descriptions for disaster response teams
  • Education about the elements of first response
  • Basic first aid

About this training

This 6-day intensive technical training covers the principles and practices of community evacuation and emergency response to disaster. Includes hands-on study trips related to disaster emergency first response.


This training’s modules include:

  • Forming community disaster response groups
  • Assessing local disaster risks
  • Developing appropriate disaster management plans
  • Community evacuation principles and practices
  • Key elements of emergency response in times of disaster
  • Emergency first aid and triage at the community level
  • Standards for nutrition, sanitation, shelter & non-food items

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The key components of disaster emergency response
  • Emergency first aid and evacuation techniques
  • Able to deliver first aid and evacuation support for local communities
  • Motivated to implement emergency response if disaster strikes
  • Deliver first aid and evacuation support for local communities
  • Implement emergency response if disaster strikes

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers: IDEP’s emergency response unit responds to disasters Indonesia wide, working with a network of partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building disaster risk reduction programs in Bali, Simeulue, NTT, NTB, Aceh and Timor Leste. Our clients and training participants include OXFAM, IOM, SurfAid International, the UN, Care International and others.

Effective training methodology: Participants will be involved in a dynamic and effective learning environment. IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, simulations and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare demographic information and maps of their working area prior to joining the workshop, so the training can focus on real life contexts that are relevant and practical to their working areas.

Comprehensive reference materials: IDEP publishes the nationally acclaimed Community Based Disaster Management educational toolkit. This kit includes: a CBDM resource manual, self-help handbook, community education films and related public awareness campaign materials.

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • Community Based Disaster Management Manual
  • Community Based Disaster Management Resource Book
  • Samples of CBDM public education comic books
  • Disaster Management Facilitator Resources DVD Rom
  • ‘Let’s Get Prepared’ CBDM videos DVD
Materials received at time of registering at the training location
Click here to go to a page with a slide show of excerpts of these materials.Disaster Related Resources


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed
Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGOs, government workers, professionals and individuals. By participating in this training you will build skills to assist communities in your working area to decrease risks, increase resilience and be better prepared to manage disaster. IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted.

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