EM 102: Introduction to Emergency Management

Provides a broad overview for exploring a career in emergency management (EM). Students will learn what an emergency management professional does, what an emergency management program consists of, and how that can be applied to a variety of organizations. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly HSEM 102)

  1. Define essential elements of an effective emergency management program.
  2. Define the many roles, responsibilities and functions of the professional emergency manager in addressing holistic community needs.
  3. Describe the actions taken in hazard identification and components of an emergency plan and principles that guide the planning process.
  4. Examine the actions taken when planning for incident prevention and hazard mitigation in the context of population, infrastructure and equity.
  5. Describe basic components of mutual aid systems.
  6. Analyze compliance requirements for emergency communications and warnings.
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