HSEM 102: Introduction to Emergency Management

Credits 5
Quarter Offered

Provides groundwork on which emergency services can build a strong foundation for disaster and emergency management for homeland security in the 21st century. Addresses issues, policies, questions, best practices, and lessons learned through recent years; requirements of NFPA® 1600, Standard on Emergency Management and exposure to new and developing theories, practices, and technology in emergency management. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Identify and define essential elements of an effective emergency management program.
  2. Identify and 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 and analyze 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.