All-hazards disaster planning and preparedness is the foundation for a coordinated, timely and well-executed disaster response that applies to a broad range of events. Get an overview of emergency management with a focus on the roles of local, county, state, and federal government, non-profit agencies, and the business community. Gain an understanding of the key principles of emergency management within the framework of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Enhance your knowledge of risk and threat assessments, prepare emergency plans, manage response, and develop and implement recovery plans. Learn about the regulations and standards that govern emergency management, such as SEMS, NIMS, and NFPA 1600. The principles of emergency management are reinforced with lessons learned from real-life events, and guest experts augment the learning experience.
NOTE: This course is an online course utilizing Zoom Meeting for weekly live online synchronous meetings. Participant login information will be provided by instructor in week one. Students will need to have access to the internet, have speakers and a microphone. These sessions are all recorded so should you not be able to make a live session due to time zone differences, work or a personal matter please inform the instructor 24 hours in advance. For those that live in different time zones please notify instructor on day one of any conflicts about being able to participate in the live meeting sessions.