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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HLS 150 - Emergency Management

A study of establishing a process and structure for systematic, coordinated, and effective delivery of emergency assistance to address consequences of major disaster or other emergency occurring in the United States.  This course covers public and private responses, mitigation, and recovery measures carried out by state, federal and local governments.  Topics include types of aid available to individuals and communities, intergovernmental emergency preparedness, planning, training, exercises, and coordination of efforts.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Required in a degree/certiticate program

Course Profile
Objectives of the Course:

1.  Provide students with information to develop a model emergency response plan.
2.  Give students the tools they need to conduct an emergency drill.
3.  Provide information to students so they have a working knowledge of development and maintenance of emergency plans.

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Identify the types of emergencies that require multi-agency response and the functions of those agencies in responding to disasters.
2.  Describe the process used in impact assessment and the planning that goes into preparing for emergencies.
3.  Identify steps in recovery effort and agencies that provide services to asist in post-disaster relief.
4.  Develop a model emergency response plan for an individual, a family, a community, and an organization such as a service organization or church.
5.  Conduct an emergency drill.