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Emergency Management And Response

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This course will identify emergency practices for critical incident responses such as natural disasters, man-made disasters, bomb threats, strikes, and terrorism. It will also examine specific concepts in relation to emergency response including: mutual aid associations, disaster recovery, public relations and warning, and alert systems.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Disaster Communication and the Future of Emergency Management

    • Discuss the purpose and objective(s) of an effective disaster communications strategy.
    • Identify the audiences who should receive disaster communication.
    • Evaluate disaster communications using social media.
    • Discuss emerging challenges and opportunities related to emergency management practices.

    Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness

    • Identify federal and private sector disaster mitigation programs.
    • Examine mitigation tools available to emergency planners.
    • Describe FEMA’s Whole Community concept and the National Disaster Prevention Framework.
    • Explain how businesses and non-governmental organizations prepare for emergencies.

    Overview of Emergency Management and Disaster Planning

    • Discuss the history of emergency management in the United States.
    • Explain the importance of maintaining a continuous planning process.
    • Evaluate the guidelines for developing an emergency plan.
    • Describe the private sector’s role in emergency management.

    Natural, Technological, and Man-Made Hazards

    • Describe natural hazards that affect the United States.
    • Identify technological hazards and their causes and effects.
    • Discuss man-made hazards and how they impact the private sector.
    • Explain how hazard risks are assessed by security professionals.

    Critical Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

    • Explain the purpose of the Incident Command System, (ICS) and how it functions.
    • Describe how the federal government provides assistance in the aftermath of a declared disaster.
    • Discuss how the National Response Framework works, and how it coordinates the efforts of organizations in the sector.
    • Explain how to develop a long-term recovery plan for the private sector.
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