Feb 29, 2024
ER 210 - Mitigation and Preparedness for Emergency Managers
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the principles, process, and techniques for planning and building resilient communities. Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness provides an overview of building resilience at the community level, and defines hazards mitigation and preparedness as part of emergency management, including mitigation strategies. Meteorological and hydrological hazards, geological hazards, and man-made hazards focusing on the key characteristics of each type of hazard are discussed. Emphasis is placed on risk assessment as an essential component of emergency management, the process for identifying the hazards, and assessing vulnerability. Hazard mitigation planning and describing the process for goals, policies, and strategies are discussed. The mitigation tools and techniques to reduce vulnerability are covered. A performance-based approach is utilized that allows the students to apply what they have learned at the SUNY Erie Multi-Scenario Simulator.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- build resilience at the community level;
- assess the value of mitigation and preparedness;
- estimate the different types of costs associated with natural hazards, man-made hazards, and disasters;
- describe the major categories of hazards, including meteorological and hydrological hazards, geological hazards, and manmade hazards;
- evaluate the main issues regarding mitigation policy decision at the federal, state, and local government levels;
- assess risk and vulnerability and identify hazards;
- apply appropriate mitigation tools and techniques to reduce vulnerability;
- examine and explain an all hazards approach to mitigation planning; and
- apply the principles of sustainable development to foster a culture of prevention.
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