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IS-552: The Public Works Role in Emergency Management

*Notice: This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 2, 2015. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

Course Date

10/2/2015

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to the role of Public Works departments in community emergency management. The training is intended to help communities improve their emergency management efforts regarding the functions of public works agencies prior to, during, and after disasters.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the roles of local, state, and federal governments as they relate to an understanding of what agency/locale will have authority and responsibility.
  • Develop administrative practices and procedures.
  • State the importance of effective communication.
  • Identify the components that make up the emergency response system.
  • Prepare an after-action evaluation and review.

Primary Audience

Public works professionals, urban planners, local government officials, elected officials

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2 hours
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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