emc350 | undergraduate

Managing Emergency Response Operations

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This course focuses on the principles and practices that promote effective disaster response operations in emergency management. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of the participants in a crisis event, and identify possible problems associated with response operations such as inadequate preparedness measures, safety and site security, and communication. In addition, impact of disaster on response organization and personnel will be discussed.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    The Future of Emergency Response

    • Predict the impact of the EMS Agenda for the Future on emergency response.
    • Identify opportunities for change in emergency response technology.

    Levels of Response

    • Describe the types of emergencies.
    • Compare emergency systems.
    • Differentiate the training and experience levels of responders.

    Operational Preparedness for an Emergency Response

    • Classify appropriate staffing roles.
    • Determine appropriate logistical support.
    • Describe EMS management of communication centers.

    Support Functions Preparedness for an Emergency Response

    • Determine sources of funding for emergency responses.
    • Describe the role of media personnel and legal counsel in emergency responses.
    • Describe quality assurance programs for emergency response.

    Operational Response in an Emergency

    • Describe the progression of an incident, from initial notification to completion.
    • Explain the implementation of the incident command system.
    • Assess the management of support personnel during an emergency response.
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