EMER 140 - Emergency Management Seminar

Course Description

This course will provide the student with a forum for discussion of the basic need for emergency management, emergency planning and incident management. This course will also overview the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Safety Officer in preparation for a series of response drills to implement student knowledge in these areas. In addition, a functional exercise will be conducted to test the course outcomes and competencies.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Understand the application of the various roles and responsibilities in incident management.
Identify the roles and responsibilities associated with incident management.
Identify the difference between Incident Command and Unified Command.
Define the roles of various functionaries in the incident management system.
Define the terms "teamwork" and "cooperation" in incident management.
Evaluate hazards and risks associated with emergency response operations.
Correct hazardous conditions associated with emergency response operations.
Identify and correct unsafe acts that are observed during functional exercises as they apply to recognized standards provided by fire, police, medical and hazardous material regulations.
Develop a plan of action to reduce or alleviate hazards.
Implement a plan of action to reduce or alleviate hazards.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 1

Course Prerequisites: Prereq: EMER 105