This course reviews response to disasters – both natural and man-made, and addresses issues related to consequence management of natural disasters or acts of terrorism, including weapons of mass destruction (WMD) events. Students will be able to explain how local, state, and federal emergency agencies interact. Students will learn how to plan and construct consequence and contingency plans to meet both natural and man-made emergencies. The course also provides an introduction to the Incident Command System.
Identify, through independent research and discussion, how the effective use of the Department of Homeland Security can be used in pre-identification of a terrorist event or group.
Identify, through independent research, the various elements of state, federal, and local emergency management systems to be used in the prevention of a terrorist attack.
Research the FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) and analyze its effectiveness at identification and proactive engagement in mitigating large-scale man-made events.
Outline how local, state, or emergency assets interact; Identify the benefits and hindrances to their effective deployment and alternative solutions to a projected terrorist attack.
Demonstrate effective written communication by creating an emergency management plan for a local event that details effective rapid deployment to a man-made WMD event.
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