Jan 30, 2017
Really great course that's paced well. I believe this is a course everyone should and CAN take! These things are important to know especially if you live in an area where disasters are prone.
Oct 7, 2020
grateful to have this kind of Course in here while having sponsor. Most important course because it teaches the basic surviving skills and safety during disaster. likewise, Safety First!
By Fatu T•
May 11, 2021
The course helped me to understand the psychological readiness and preparedness during a disaster. I was thought how to manage my time well, to always be alert especially leaving in a prone disaster area. I was thought survival skills. This will help me in my upcoming job i will be appointed for. Thanks
By joel c•
Apr 21, 2021
The course is very helpful not only for us in the field of public safety but for all individual since calamities, disaster or emergencies may occur in unexpected time, area or location. please keep similar corses like this that would educate the public as a whole
thank you and more power .....
By Francis D Y•
Jan 4, 2021
Very impressive course, provides real methodology for survival in challenging times. Defines diaster and the preparedness in dealing with most circumstances.
The Home Plan Preparedness Exercise is an excellent way to actually be ready for most sudden and unexpected disaster scenarios.
By Raul J S•
Nov 3, 2020
It is very much interesting and useful not only during disasters but also in our daily life, I appreciate the last topic which is wilderness survival. I realize how important is the knowledge being taught in this topic.
Thank you very much coursera, More power to you! God bless!
By Benjamin P•
Jun 16, 2020
The training was really helpful and very informative. All the concept was well summarized and delivered properly. I can appreciate how my instructors take time to deliver their lessons to us learners in a more simpler way. In that sense, it made us understand things easily.
By Marilou E B•
Jul 3, 2020
Developing a disaster preparedness plan requires you to pre-plan how you'll respond, regroup,and communicate in the event of disaster, and keeps everyone in your household aware of the steps they need to take. Your plan should be written down and should need to include.
By PSSg M M•
Apr 8, 2021
This online course is awesome,you have a lot of learnings from this ,and really help a lot in our day to day activity especially in times of disaster.Its worth it,and its really practical.Thank you for sharing and imparting all of your knowledge to us as a student.
By angelina c•
Feb 11, 2021
Very helpful and practical course. It helped me ( and other family members) make our family disaster preparedness plan. I feel that being aware makes one more prepared psychologically for any type of disaster or difficult times. Highly recommended course.
By Reny A•
Jul 9, 2020
A must have course! Everybody should do disaster preparedness to protect his own family / community in other to help each other and knowing what to do to survive and recover. Thank you so much Mr. Michael Beach, the course is really applicable. Love it!
By PLTCOL H L•
Apr 20, 2021
It widened my horizon on Disaster Preparedness. It enabled me to organize the inherent passion for family safety which made me designed safeety features and procedures and physically and mentally trained my family as a preparation for disastrous event
By Muhammad U B R•
May 18, 2022
Its an excellent course and Michael Beach has run the complete course in a very interesting manner. Mix of Videos, Reading Guides, Quiz and Assignment made it more beneficial. Recommended for EHS Professional and DIsaster Preparedness teams.
By Muhammad A•
Mar 24, 2020
I have learned many things relating to how we need to be prepared when it comes to an emergency situations whether it could be natural or man made disaster. Disaster Preparedness by the University of Pittsburgh is a great platform to learn.
By Melissa A•
Jul 11, 2020
Great course! I learned a lot and gathered very useful information. This will come handy in case we encounter a disaster. This is something we don't want to happen but it is also better to be prepared at all times. Thank you, Prof Breach!
By Krista M•
Mar 7, 2020
Very well written and lead by the professor. Expanded my knowledge and built on what I already knew from previous similar courses. Would definitely recommend for someone who is either just starting or wants to increase their understanding
By Emmanuel A Y•
May 14, 2020
I am currently studying Bsc. Fire and Disaster Management in Ghana, the knowledge gained here is very broad and has widened my scope and perspective on disaster preparedness. This will go a long way in enriching my experience and resume.
Jul 27, 2020
Very interesting course. Learned how to safeguard our self from disaster and learned new things such as Jump kit & disaster preparedness. The way of teaching & carrying the course till the end is highly interesting & appreciable.
By Theresa W•
Oct 10, 2017
Very timely. I am grateful for the opportunity to get some good information on preparedness with out the hype of the WTSHTF ideology. Preparedness should be a common goal for any emergency, or at least the most predictable ones.
By Muhammad I H•
May 17, 2020
I think it should add "basic" to the title. So it become Basic of Disaster Preparedness. But the course is really useful since it Disaster is come without any notification before. So we have to ready and stay alert at all time.
By Almaz K•
Feb 29, 2016
The course helped me a lot to gain fundamental understanding of emergency preparedness plan, right attitude and awareness of how to act in a disaster. I would recommend this course!
By Bariul M•
Jun 28, 2020
Excellent Course. I am very much pleased to complete this course smoothly, it was a great opportunity for me to learn new and updated things. Special thanks to my Instructor Micheal Beach and thanks to Coursera.
By Muhammad R•
Feb 14, 2022
I shall remain thankful to the authorities of University of Pittsburg who accept my request for a free course about disaster preparedness, encourages me and to provide me a opportunity for my capacity building.
By Jesus B J•
Dec 23, 2020
Very informative and extensive for someone who has little to no knowledge on Disaster Preparedness. The professor was very articulate and knowledgeable on the subject matter. Will recommend to other colleagues.
By natalie d•
Mar 12, 2020
Learnt so much, also realised that we are fortunate in Cape Town that we are not faced with so many disasters. All the best to you all who experience various disasters and are always prepared for it. God bless
By RITESH G•
Oct 10, 2017
Excellent Course. The case studies from Japan are really informative and give a good insight into the Disaster Management System. The modules on Personal Preparedness are a must for everyone in today's time.
By Divina S D•
Sep 24, 2021
This course will help a lot of people prepare ahead in the eventuality of natural disasters. Kudos to the Michael Beach, his co-author and his guests for this enlightening course. I have learned a lot.