• Photo of 2009 Group Lodging Exercise by BC Housing
  • Photo of 2011 Slave Lake Fires by Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • 2011 Slave Lake Fires by Alberta Emergency Management Agency
  • 2009 Red River Flood, Winnipeg by J Hazard from Wikimedia
The learning materials are divided into three key modules:

Group Lodging Services

Group Lodging Structure

Working in a Group Lodging Facility


Description of Learning Materials

Learning Goal

Learning Outcomes

Learn how to adapt facilities to shelter style accommodation for people displaced from their homes during a disaster. These learning materials cover the fundamentals for ESS responders who may be called upon to work in or support the activities at a group lodging facility.

The purpose of this course is to prepare ESS responders for working in local facilities designated as group lodging facilities.

After you finish reviewing all of these learning materials, you will be able to:

  • Describe the services provided in group lodging
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the functions in group lodging
  • Outline how to set-up and work in group lodging

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