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Course Topics

Lecture topics are designed to make class participants familiar with the roles of the various agencies.  Topics vary depending on which IEMC is being conducted.  Preparedness and response IEMCs include presentations on various disciplines; emergency program management, public policy, community services, public works, fire service, law enforcement, public information/media, public health/hospital management and emergency medical services.  Recovery and mitigation IEMCs also include sessions on recovery issues such as debris management, record keeping, and methods to reduce the impact of future disasters.

Preparedness and Response topics include:

  • Public Policy in Emergency Management
  • Media Role in Disaster Response
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Orientation to Emergency Management
  • Orientation to the Fire Service
  • Orientation to Law Enforcement
  • Orientation to Emergency Medical Services
  • Orientation to Public Works
  • Community Services
  • Mass Care and Sheltering
  • Federal Roles in Disaster Response
  • Disaster specific issues for earthquakes, hurricanes, hazmat incidents, and terrorism

Recovery and Mitigation topics include:

  • Mitigation and Recovery Policy Issues
  • Intergovernmental Roles/Actions
  • Emergency Information and Media Affairs
  • Situation and Damage Assessment
  • Restoration of Services
  • Debris Management
  • Documentation of the Recovery Process
  • Hazard Mitigation Initiatives
  • Hazard Mitigation Case Studies
  • Public/Private Collaborations for Mitigation
  • Long-term Redevelopment
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