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Fall 2021

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CRJ122 - Introduction to Emergency Management

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the need for and principles of emergency management in formulating and implementing effective response to all hazards including natural and man-made disasters. Reviews contingency planning, hazard and risk assessment, joint operations, law and ethics, emergency response and recovery. Explores event mitigation, emergency rescue and medical operations and incident command. Studies terrorism and national security issues, law enforcement, relief administration, volunteer and citizen coordination, public relations and applications to specific types of incidents. Spring only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Explain the historical context of emergency management in the United States.
2. Identify emergency management agencies from all levels of American government.
3. Describe various risk assessment techniques related to hazards (natural and technological).
4. Explain the fundamentals of emergency management (mitigation, response, recovery, preparedness, communication, etc.)
5. Describe how emergencies or disasters are managed in foreign nations.
6. Describe the relationship between a foreign nation's emergency management officials and the United States.
7. Describe how terrorism requires a unique emergency management response.
8. Explain how emergency management as a profession has developed over time.
9. Communicate effectively in an emergency management situation.

Effective Term: Fall 2019