EMER 105 - Incident Management

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the Incident Command-Unified Command Structure. Additionally, a look at incident management from various perspectives such as local fire departments, industrial settings, the Oklahoma City bombing, and others will be discussed. The student will work in an interactive program to prepare for future roles and responsibilities as those charged with a management role in incident command, control or mitigation. Moreover, the student will learn from the experiences of others, sharpening their understanding and skills relative to the dimensions of emergency incident management. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: Define the terms and regulatory framework of incident management. Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with incident management. Differentiate between Incident Command and Unified Command. Recognize the need for, and the role of, various functionaries in the incident management system. Define the terms teamwork and cooperation in incident management. Identify the consequences of a poor or ineffective incident management structure. Recognize the need for, and use of, incident management. Describe how incident management is applied in various emergencies.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3