Learn the basic concepts and structure of emergency support services in Canada. This three (3) hour course explores the framework, principles and components involved in effectively responding to emergencies or disasters.

This course is a prerequisite for most of the other ESS courses and replaces the ESS100 Introduction to ESS course.

  • Course Goal

    The purpose of this course is to provide new ESS responders with fundamental information about the ESS program.

  • Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Prepare to be an ESS responder.
    • Explain the role and structure of ESS.
    • Describe the rights and responsibilities of ESS responders.
  • Prerequisites

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • About This Site

    This resource website is intended for those who are either involved in, or want to learn about ESS. This website introduces the basic concepts of ESS. While it does not cover everything you may encounter in helping your community or organization, it will help you see ESS from a broad perspective and introduce you to the some of the agencies, governments, and organizations involved.

  • Receiving Course Recognition

    In order to receive recognition on your transcript for this course, the student must complete the scenario quiz. Instructions on how to register and complete the scenario quiz can be found in the scenario module of this website.

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