2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

EMA 230 - Emergency Management for Local Government.


Description: Context, functions and phases, and major issues of emergency management for local government. Overview of the origins and evolution of emergency management, collaborative emergency management, phases of emergency management, health sector planning and response, new technology, budgeting, and the future direction in emergency management.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Local emergency management post 9/11
  2. Origins and evolution
  3. Organization
  4. The role of emergency management
  5. Coordination, managing, and financing
  6. Collaborative emergency management
  7. Preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery
  8. Role of health and public health sector
  9. Legal issues
  10. Social vulnerability
  11. New information technologies
  12. Local, state, and federal funding
  13. Emergency management myths/lessons, profession, and the future

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Summarize modern emergency management. (1,2)
  2. Associate administrative functions and business continuity. (3,4)
  3. Define intergovernmental context/collaborative emergency management. (5,6)
  4. Describe phases of emergency management and the health sector in emergency management. (7,8)
  5. Identify tort law, immunities, evolving standards and other legal issues. (9)
  6. Diagnose social vulnerabilities and utilize the tools and strategies to build an approach. (10)
  7. Illustrate the barriers, tools, applications and challenges of new information technologies. (11)
  8. Explain the importance of budgeting. (12)
  9. Analyze the future direction of emergency management including its professions. (13)