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IS-1.A: Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position

This course is currently being reviewed and revised to incorporate new information from the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act. This course will remain available for completion until the revised course is implemented.

Course Date

2/7/2013

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to acquaint new personnel with the position of emergency manager, including history and underlying principles of emergency management, key areas of emphasis, the emergency manager's roles and responsibilities, and tips for getting started.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the principles and authorities that are the foundation of emergency management.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of an emergency manager.
  • Identify strategies for developing a preparedness program.
  • Indicate the significance of planning, training, and exercising in emergency management.
  • Describe how prevention, protection, and mitigation contribute to a safe and resilient community.
  • Describe the emergency manager's role in relation to emergency response.
  • Indicate how an emergency manager helps lead disaster recovery efforts.
  • Identify key considerations in managing an emergency management program.

Primary Audience

Personnel who are new to the field of emergency management.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.6

Course Length:

6 hours
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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