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IS-870: Dams Sector: Crisis Management

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Course Overview

This course has been developed by the DHS Dams Sector and is being hosted by EMI. All questions or comments about this course should be directed to the following email address:

Dams Sector: Crisis Management is the first course in the Dams Sector Web-based training series. The purpose of this series of courses is to provide owners and operators with information pertaining to security awareness, protective measures, and crisis management. This course explains how crisis management is an important component of an overall risk management program. In addition, it provides guidelines to assist owners and operators in developing Emergency Action, Continuity of Operations, Pandemic Preparedness, and Exercise plans.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the mission and characteristics of the Dams Sector.
  • Identify the elements of risk management as they relate to the Dams Sector.
  • Describe the purpose and elements of an Emergency Action Plan.
  • Describe the purpose and elements of a Recovery Plan.
  • Describe the purpose and elements of a Continuity Plan.
  • Describe the purpose and elements of pandemic preparedness.
  • Describe the purpose and types of exercises.

Primary Audience

All Dams Sector facility owners and operators, with emphasis on owners and operators seeking the fundamentals of the crisis management elements of a risk management program.





Course Length:

2 hours