FS 261 Incident Management II • 3 Cr.
Studies incident management processes for emergency response at the disaster management level. Students discuss advanced command structure and components, pre-incident planning, and application of management processes to a variety of large-scale emergency situations. Prerequisite: FS 210.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Specify and describe the variety of hazards that exist
- Recognize the need for a structure within which to manage emergency related activities.
- Define common emergency terms and distinguish between Emergency and DisasterVulnerability and Risk, and Emergency management and civil defense
- Indicate the potential and actual hazards in their own communities and understand how hazards at the State, regional, and national level may affect their communities.
- Identify the need for development and periodic updating of a hazard analysis at the community level.
- Explain the four phases of the emergency management process –
- Describe the evolution of emergency management and civil defense and distinguish between the two functions.
- Explain the roles of individuals and organizations at the local, state, and federal government levels as they relate to one another in emergency management.
- Identify the primary functions of an EOC/ECC.
- Discuss the advantages of a centralized, formally designated operations center facility.
- Analyze the importance of managing the information and message flow during an actual emergency situation.
- Set up a facility as an expedient operations center when no formal facility is available.
- Explain the value of teamwork in the emergency management process.
- Compare interactions within an emergency management team with interactions within other teams and develop generalizations about similarities and differences.
- Identify and explain the characteristics of an emergency management team and describe team goals and objectives, time constraints, and criteria for effectiveness.
- Explain how the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Incident Command System (ICS) augment teamwork during a disaster.
- Identify the functional groups within the emergency management team and identify the roles of team members.
- Draw conclusions about individual behavior and its effect on the nature of group interactions and achievement of group goals.
- Describe the positive aspects of conflict in an emergency management team and methods for resolving differences in a useful manner.
- Describe and apply the key elements of an Emergency Operations Plan by:
- reviewing the philosophy that underlies the planning process and formal plan
- applying state and federal guidelines to assess the adequacy of an existing plan, and
- defining the actions to be taken to improve plan short comings.
- Define the interrelationship among local, state, and federal agencies in the emergency management process.
- Recognize activities that comprise the four phases of emergency management using an integrated approach.