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CRJ 325 - Intro to Emergency Management

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This introductory course provides a basic overview of the history of the emergency management industry by highlighting the major shifts of focus over the years.  Students will have a fundamental understanding of the industry phases and structures.
Competencies
  1. Explore the foundations of emergency management in the United States
    1. Identify the roles, responsibilities, and functions of the professional emergency manager
    2. Discuss the essential elements of an effective emergency management program
  2. Describe the five mission areas of emergency management
    1. Identify the elements of the preparedness system described in key preparedness doctrine and guidance
    2. Explain the relationship between core capabilities, the five mission areas, and preparedness
  3. Explain key factors in serving the whole community
    1. Identify trends that contribute to disaster complexity
    2. Identify strategies for building the resilience of the whole community
  4. Explain legal considerations in emergency management
    1. Identify the need for a legal basis for emergency management
    2. Discuss potential liability issues for emergency managers related to planning, mutual aid agreements, sunshine laws, volunteers, evacuation, and sheltering
  5. Describe the intergovernmental and interagency context of emergency management
    1. Explain the importance of engaging the whole community
    2. Describe the emergency management roles and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, and federal governments.
  6. Describe administration in emergency management related to staffing and information management
    1. Describe staffing options for routine and emergency operations
    2. Describe the importance of documentation in emergency management

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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