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Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

About the Course

Emergency management is an expanding field and emergency managers play a critical role in protecting communities at the local, state, tribal, and national levels. Receive an overview of emergency management issues, including resource management, emergency operations plans, communication concerns, and the impact of U.S. laws.

Learning outcomes:

  • Define emergency management, explain the principles of emergency management, and recognize the various roles and responsibilities of emergency managers
  • Identify the laws, authorities, and structures that shape and define emergency management in the U.S.
  • Explain the purpose of an emergency operations center (EOC) and describe how and when to activate the EOC
  • Describe the components of a mitigation planĀ 
  • Identify the six steps of planning and outline an emergency operations plan
  • Distinguish between the various types of training and exercises
  • Explain the purpose and goal of recovery and identify the short-term and long-term activities that facilitate recovery
  • Outline the steps in the Presidential Disaster Declaration process and identify the various kinds of assistance available to emergency managers

 

Emergency Management

Contact

Professional Development Institute

Janet M. Jones, Director, Professional Development Institute
570-945-8621

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

Office Location: Ward Hall

Estimated length: 10 hours
Access Time: 180 days
1 CEUs | 10 PDUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $199

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