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