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EM 230 Introduction to Emergency Management
What You Get: Four Modules and Six Appendices with over 120 pages with illustrations and charts
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
After completing this course, participants will be able to
This course introduces you to the fundamental aspects of emergency management. You will become conversant with the principles of emergency management and be able to work with the main emergency management issues. You will also be able to explain how various emergency management services work together in a system of resources and capabilities. In order to help both the community and the citizen in emergencies, this system will be applied to hazards for all four phases of emergency management and for all emergency management functions at all levels of government. Additionally, the crisis experiences of the students and instructors should be shared with one another to create a bigger picture of the emergency management profession.
Module 1-Overview of an Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS)
IEMS is a conceptual framework for developing and maintaining an integrated emergency management system. It encompasses all types and sizes of hazards; all four phases of emergency management (preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery); all resources needed to perform the necessary functions; and all partnerships at all levels.
Module 2-The 4 Phases of Emergency Management
You will perform a community hazard analysis "desktop exercise" for your community. It will include (a) Preparedness, (b) Mitigation, (c) Response, and (d) Recovery activities appropriate for natural and technological hazards. Materials needed to develop rapid assessment procedures will be discussed. Using this information, you will also conduct a mock needs assessment just after a disaster using checklists to collect and organize data.
We will discuss the coordination of tasks, roles, and responsibilities in each phase of emergency management. We will use a case study approach to see how these tasks, roles, and responsibilities interrelate in each phase of emergency management:
Given a scenario,
you will apply the information you have gained in the previous modules
to specific assigned tasks or roles. You will describe the eight functions
of emergency management and recognize activities that consist in the four
phases of emergency management in an integrated emergency management system.
These eight suggested core functions are (1) Direction and Control, (2)
Communications, (3) Warning, (4) Emergency Public Information, (5) Evacuation,
(6) Mass Care, (7) Health and Medical, and (8) Resource Management.
The number of hazardous materials accidents
a. is often reduced
by effective emergency management.
The Emergency Program Manager has responsibility for managing emergency management programs during every phase of disaster. (True or False)
Employment opportunities in emergency management are increasing because
a. the public is
demanding training and professional emergency program managers.
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