IS-1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position
 Course ID: 1012480
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
 Course Number:
 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 1 CEU/CE
Course Description:

Course Overview

This independent study course provides an introduction to Comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) and the Integrated emergency Management System (IEMS). Included is an in-depth look at the four phases of comprehensive emergency management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The text is accompanied by illustrations, diagrams, and figures. In most units, there are worksheets, exercises, and tasks to complete.

CEUs: 1.0

Course Length: 10 hours

Subject Area(s):
Health / Risk Communications
Terrorism / Emergency Readiness
Emergency Management
Educators / Trainers
Emergency Responders / Receivers
General Public Health Staff
Emergency Management
Public Safety Communications
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies:
Tier One
    Analytic / Assessment Skills
       Describes the characteristics of a population-based problem
       Uses variables that measure public health conditions
       Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data
       Identifies sources of public health data and information
       Recognizes the integrity and comparability of data
       Adheres to ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
       Describes the public health applications of quantitative and qualitative data
       Collects quantitative and qualitative community data
       Uses information technology to collect, store, and retrieve data
       Describes how data are used to address scientific, political, ethical, and social public health issues
Tier One
    Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
       Gathers information relevant to specific public health policy issues
       Describes how policy options can influence public health programs
       Explains the expected outcomes of policy options
       Gathers information that will inform policy decisions
       Describes the public health laws and regulations governing public health programs
       Participates in program planning processes
       Incorporates policies and procedures into program plans and structures
       Identifies mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality
Tier One
    Communication Skills
       Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency
       Solicits community-based input from individuals and organizations
       Conveys public health information using a variety of approaches
       Participates in the development of demographic, statistical, programmatic and scientific presentations
       Applies communication and group dynamic strategies in interactions with individuals and groups
Tier One
    Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
       Collaborates with community partners to promote the health of the population
       Gathers input from the community to inform the development of public health policy and programs
       Informs the public about policies, programs, and resources
Tier One
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
       Incorporates ethical standards of practice as the basis of all interactions with organizations, communities, and individuals
       Describes how public health operates within a larger system
       Participates with stakeholders in identifying key public health values and a shared public health vision as guiding principles for community action
       Identifies internal and external problems that may affect the delivery of Essential Public Health Services
       Uses individual, team and organizational learning opportunities for personal and professional development
       Participates in the measuring, reporting and continuous improvement of organizational performance
       Describes the impact of changes in the public health system, and larger social, political, economic environment on organizational practices
Tier Two
    Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
       Uses decision analysis for policy development and program planning
Registration Required Outside of TRAIN: no
Registration Restrictions:
Sponsor: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) / Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Accreditations: none
Special Notes:
Course Contacts
Name: FEMA
Phone: (301)447-7211
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User Reviews
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June 21, 2013
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December 06, 2011
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November 11, 2011
This is a very good review of the position expectations and contains specifics to numerous components of the emergency management realm.
Overall Impression Recommends this course: YES  
November 07, 2011
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