IS-230.b Fundamentals of Emergency Management
 Course ID: 1028588
 Format: Web-based Training - Self-study (Online)
 Clinical / Non-Clinical: Non Clinical
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 Cost (US$): 0.00
 Credit Type(s): 1 CEU/CE
 Certificate:
Course Description:

Course Overview

This course is the first introductory course in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) Independent Study Professional Development Series (PDS). Its goal is to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency management (EM) as an integrated system, and how its resources and capabilities can be networked together for all hazards.

All communities are vulnerable to a variety of hazards. Emergency management provides a structure for anticipating and dealing with Preparedness, Prevention, Protection, Response, Recovery and Mitigation of, those hazards.

Emergency management involves participants at all governmental levels, the private sector, non-governmental (voluntary) organizations, and individuals. Activities are geared according to phases before, during, and after emergency or disaster events. The effectiveness of emergency management rests on the ability of this network to support our citizens and first responders.

The PDS includes a series of seven Emergency Management Institute independent study courses that provide a well-rounded set of fundamentals for those in the emergency management profession. Many students build on this foundation with additional training, education and exercises to develop their careers.

The additional six courses in the Professional Development Series are:

IS-139         Exercise Design
IS-235.a      Emergency Planning
IS-240.a      Leadership and Influence
IS-241.a      Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242.a      Effective Communication
IS- 244.a     Developing and Managing Volunteers

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the all-hazard emergency management process that integrates the resources of local, tribal, State, and Federal governments and voluntary and business assets.
  • Explain the local, tribal, State, Federal, and individual and family roles in emergency management.
  • Explain what individuals and families can do to protect themselves in emergencies.
  • Describe the elements of an emergency management program.
  • Discuss the role of individuals and organizations, as well as their relationships with one another, in emergency management.
  • Explain the importance of networking to emergency management.
  • Explain the social, political, and economic implications of a disaster.
  • Describe alternate models for organizing emergency management programs.

     

Primary Audience

This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency management.  At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Organize emergency management functions, organizations, and activities using concepts and terms explained in the course.
  • Explain the all-hazard emergency management process that integrates the resources of local, Tribal, State, and Federal governments and voluntary and business assets.
  • Explain the local, Tribal, State, Federal, and individual and family roles in emergency management.
  • Explain what individuals and families can do to protect themselves in emergencies.
  • Describe the key components of an emergency management program.
  • Discuss the role of individuals and organizations, as well as their relationships with one another, in emergency management.
  • Explain the importance of networking for emergency management.
  • Explain some of the social, political, and economic implications of a disaster.
  • Describe alternate models for organizing emergency management programs.

Primary Audience

This entry-level course is designed for individuals new to the field of emergency management or persons with a desire to understand the fundamentals of emergency management.

Prerequisites

While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that persons taking this course also take IS 700a (National Incident Management System, an Introduction) and IS 800b (National Response Framework, an Introduction).

CEUs:

1.0

Course Length

The length of this course varies according to an individual’s reading and study styles. There are approximately 180 pages, including activities and knowledge checks in this downloadable course.

Subject Area(s):
General Public Health
Other
Emergency Management
Audience(s):
Other
Emergency Responders / Receivers
Public Health
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Background/Role(s): None
Course Language(s):
English
Course Level: Introductory
Core Competencies: none
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: Independent Study Program
Phone: 301-447-1200
email: Independent.Study@dhs.gov
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