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The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 AM EST. Service is expected to be restored by 9:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams, The Online Admissions Application, IMDA, and STAR will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

Course Topics

Lecture topics are designed to make class participants familiar with the various aspects of EOC management.  Topics vary depending on the emphasis the community wants for their program.  Preparedness and response centric 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 centric IEMCs also include sessions on short and long-term recovery issues such as housing, debris management, documentation, mitigation, and long-term recovery.

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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