These IEMCs place emphasis on community response and short-term recovery issues. they are tailored to fit the community and are based on a selected hazard type. the course methodologies of classroom instruction, planning sessions, and exer-cises allow for structured decisionmaking in a learn-ing, yet realistic, environment. a key outcome of this iEmc is to provide participants with the abil-ity to carry out their respective functions related to disaster response and assist with making the transi-tion from response activities to short-term recovery. these actions allow the community to “position” itself better for long-term recovery.
The following types of community-specific pro-grams are available to Federal, state, local, and tribal communities:
Elected and appointed city, county, and tribal officials. these include mayor, county executive, legal counsel, city manager, city and tribal council, finance director, personnel/human resources manager, public information officer, eco-nomic development manager, city/county mitiga-tion officer, city/county emergency management director and staff, fire marshal, airport manager, and director of transportation. additionally, upper- and mid-management personnel, including supervisory, operational, and communications/dispatch staff from fire service, law enforcement, public works, and emergency medical services, are a part of the target audience. the red cross and the salvation Army (VOADs) and school and university systems also should attend.*
* a community desiring to participate in these courses should submit an application following the procedures outlined in the EMI Catalog on page 77.
Course Length: 4½ days