Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS)

Target Audience:  The CDLS course is aimed at a broad range of audience categories, including medical first responders, health professionals, health service providers, public health workers, and health support personnel.

Description:  A 3.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies.  The course incorporates the “all-hazards” approach to personal, institutional, and community disaster management through the use of two unique mnemonics, the PRE-DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event mitigation and preparedness) and the DISASTER Paradigm™ (which applies to event recognition, response, and recovery).

Periodicity:  Upon Request or Individuals eLearning (

Course Length:  7.5 Hours/One Day

Direct Contact:

Backup Point of Contact: Deb Teske;