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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ER 120 - Emergency Planning

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of the process and practice of emergency planning. Emergency planning is presented in its many contexts: the practice of emergency management; the community for which the planning is conducted, including the political, private business and nonprofit sectors; and  the network of intergovernmental relationships. A range of strategies and skills required for a successful planning process are learned and applied. The process addresses preparedness, vulnerability, and resources inside and outside the community. Special emphasis is placed on all hazards exposure, the basics of protective actions, and protective actions recommendations. Emergency continuity of operations plans for government and private businesses are covered in detail. A performance-based approach is utilized that allows the students to apply what they have learned at the ECC Multi-Scenario Simulator.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the emergency planning process as a key function of emergency management;
  • design planning goals for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery;
  • identify the components of an emergency plan, the principles of the planning process, and the resources used in the planning process;
  • describe the impacts of disasters on people’s mental and health physical health;
  • assemble an emergency planning team, motivate the team members, and train the team;
  • estimate hazard exposure;
  • write an emergency plan;
  • develop and implement continuity plans for the government and businesses; and
  • demonstrate understanding of the role of the Emergency Operations Center and the Incident Management System.

S (C, S)