EMER 110 - Emergency Planning

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of Emergency and Crisis Planning. The course provides an overview of the entire concept of planning as an activity to anticipate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from any incident. Through a dynamic process, the course will break down the planning process into understandable parts such as hazard analysis, resource assessment, plan development, coordination with others, and plan implementation training and education. In addition, the student will work in an interactive program to establish a planning process for their company or municipality. The student will learn from the experiences and circumstances of others while sharpening their understanding and skills relative to the dimensions of Emergency Planning and Management. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Define the terms and regulatory framework of emergency planning. Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with the planning process. Differentiate between "Emergency Planning" and "Emergency Management". Recognize the need for Emergency Planning and the role of various functionaries in the process. Define the terms "teamwork" and "cooperation" in emergency planning. Identify the pitfalls of a poor or ineffective emergency planning system. Recognize the need for, and the use of, emergency planning. Describe how emergency planning affects emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2