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					                             Fundamentals of Emergency Management
                                                    EMER 1000-204

      Course Description:

      The Fundamentals of Emergency Management course is designed to provide information that will enable
      persons entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to function effectively with a broad
      array of emergency management issues. The primary purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the
      characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management
      services, (fire personnel, police, security, healthcare providers etc.) work together in a system of resources and
      capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels,
      across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. It includes the role of national, regional and
      local services in a variety of disasters.

      This course is intended for a broad audience including personnel in public service, emergency fields, healthcare
      facilities, first responders and others having an interest in gaining a working knowledge of preparedness.

Course Objectives:

1.     Describe the components of the emergency management system.
2.     Explain the process of hazard emergency management.
3.     Define related terminology, such as, disaster, incident command, mitigation, preparedness, etc.
4.     Explain the local, State, and Federal roles with specific emphasis on integrative services.
5.     Discuss the critical aspects of the team integration.
6.     Explain the social, political, and economic implications of a disaster.
7.     Describe the role the insurance industry fulfills in mitigation resource.
8.     Delineate steps citizens can take to protect themselves in emergency situations.
9.     Identify the various resources available to respond to and deal with a variety of emergency situations.
10.    Describe the four phases of emergency management.


Course Requirements:

Week 1          Course introduction and overview
9/11/07         Requirements
                   Related terminology:
                            Definition of emergency management etc.
                            Hazards, emergencies, and disasters
                            The vital nature of and need for emergency management .
                   Group discussion

                                Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Week 2            Lecture-Concepts related to disaster/emergency management
9/18/07     Five Phases of Emergency Management
                     Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Recovery
             Resources within the community
             Local and Statewide resources
            Public and Private services
             Federal Emergency Management Agency

Week 3     Video tape- “Asking for Help”
9/25/07    Lecture- An Integrated Emergency Management System
            Module 1 Summary
            Module 2
              Phases of Emergency Management
              Emergency Program Manager

Week 4     Lecture-Community Hazard Analysis
10/2/07     Examination of past community history of emergencies
            Identification of all hazards
            Identification of risk
            Determination of vulnerability
            Discussion of sample community scenario

Week 5     Lecture-Mitigation
10/9/07     For Emergency Management Personnel
            Mitigation Strategies
            Project Impact
            Multi Objective Planning

Week 6     Lecture-Response
10/16/07    For emergency Management Personnel
            Needs Assessment
            Activity- Liberty County

Week 7     Mid Term Exam
10/23/07    Lecture- Needs Assessment (Continued)
            Resource Use and allocation
              For emergency Management Personnel
            Module 2 Summary

Week 8
10/30/07    Lecture-Module 3 Ccoordination
             Integrated Emergency Management System
                    Communication, Coordination, Cooperation
                    Federal, State and Local Level
                    Video- “How America Responds

                             Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Week 9
11/6/07    Lecture -Coordination (Continued)
                      Functional groups in Emergency Management
                      Interactions/Independence in Emergency Management teams
                      Coordination among organizations
                      Video: “Managing Terrorism Events”

Week 10
11/13/07     Deputy Chief Fire Marshall Michael DiMascola
                     R.I. State Fire Marshall’s Office

Week 11      Lecture- Coordination (continued)
11/20/07     Activities:
                      Case Study 1 The Event
                      Case Study 2 An IEMS inn action
                      Case Study 3 Lessons Learned from Oklahoma City
                      Review Key lessons learned
                      Review aspects of coordination in a major incident involving local, state
                       and federal agencies

Week 12      Roles of participants- Review the framework of an Integrated Emergency Management System
11/27/07     Discuss resources and groups available in an emergency. Review aspects such
                 as planning, direction, coordinating, defined roles and functions. Discuss
                  communication concerns among groups
               Review roles of participants in an emergency. Local level, declaring an
                  emergency, EOC operations, functions, etc. Explain Local emergency
                      planning committees.

Week 13      Review roles of participants in an emergency. Local level, declaring an
12/4/07          emergency, EOC operations, functions, etc. Explain Local emergency
                  planning committees.(cont)
             Video – “Out of Chaos”
                Review ICS, components. Review five functions of an ICS. Review EOC
                 problems and concerns
              Video – Federal Response Plan
              Review private sector role, citizens role and partnerships established.12/4/07

Week 14
12/11/07     Module 4 - Application
             Review of previous modules
             Review principles of an emergency at the local, state and federal levels.
             Video – Train derailment in Miamisburg, Ohio
             Case Study
             Review for final Examination

Week 15
12/18/07     Final Examination
             Course Wrap up
                       Fundamentals of Emergency Management
EMER 1000-204

A Student Manual, developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) is
utilized for this course. Most of the lecture material is contained in this text. Other texts are
referenced and they are listed. These texts are also available for students review from the
instructor and also the Learning Resource Center (L.R.C.)

Hand outs are issued periodically and the student is responsible for reviewing this material.

Guest lecturers may be utilized in this course. Students are responsible for the material reviewed
and information handed out by these lecturers. Absence for these lecturers can not be made up.

All tests and quizzes will be based upon lecture, class discussions, video and power point
presentations and student manual readings and exercises.

Test questions will be multiple choice, true/false and or matching.

Grade Average determined by
                     *Quizzes = 20 %
                    Mid Term = 30 %
                    Final Exam = 40 %
      Attendance & Participation = 10 %
                                  100 %

Attendance is essential due the material covered and the class meeting only once a week. Three (
3) points will be deducted from the attendance and participation points for each for each class

 In the event of a known absence, please attempt to notify the instructor. If a student is absent for
the mid term or final, an “I”(incomplete) will be issued until the test is made up. See the student
manual for further information in regards to grading

      Four On Line Courses will be reviewed by the student. A test for the course will be
      completed by the student and submitted to the instructor and counted as a quiz. This same
      test will also be submitted to the FEMA web site and student will receive credit for the
      test there also.
      The four sites are IS 100 - I.C.S.
                           IS 200 - I.C.S. for Single Resources
                       IS 275 - E.O.C.’s Role
                       IS 700 – National Incident Management System
         Access to the Site-
                           ~ On left side, go to Emergency Personnel Heading, Go to Training Tab
                           ~ On Left go to Training Heading
                           ~ Under Course Information Select FEMA Independent Study
                           ~ Course are listed in order below
                                 1. Select a course, you should print a manual (Recommended) to
                                   along, especially if taking the interactive course.
                            2. When ready to take the test, you will have to register for the course
                         ~ If not, On left select Our Courses, then they will list below

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