Emergency and Disaster Management

CERT - Occupational Certificate

Students will learn the concepts of Emergency and Disaster Management: preparation, response, recovery and mitigation, and the National Incident Management System which is the process the US operates in times of disaster and national events. The concepts will be reinforced through practical applications, exercises and scenario based teaching. Students will also be assigned to internship programs to gain experience and network with disaster specialists.

Program Purpose

To provide students with the basic understanding of Emergency and Disaster Management. Orient students to the four principles in which emergency management functions. Develop the understanding of what it requires to be successful in Public Safety.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the terminology of Emergency Management.
  • Discuss the four phases of Emergency Management.
  • Describe the Emergency Planning Process and resources that can be used in the planning process.
  • Discuss the initial steps of hazard detection, warning, evacuation, and sheltering may protect lives.
  • Demonstrate the hazard mitigation planning process.
  • Describe the relationships of hazards and their potential behaviors that may ultimately lead to a disaster.
  • Describe how local, state, and federal emergency management agencies (EMAs) utilize the concepts and principles of National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • Describe the management systems generated to respond to catastrophic threats, whether the causes are terrorist created or natural in source.