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IS-230.D: Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Course Date

12/16/2013

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of emergency management. This course presents emergency management as an integrated system with resources and capabilities networked together to address all hazards. This is the first course in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute’s independent study Professional Development Series.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the principles and authorities that are the foundation of emergency management.
  • Explain how the different partners contribute to emergency management in your community.
  • Explain how the core capabilities support the mission areas to ensure preparedness.
  • Describe the roles of each partner in emergency management.
  • Explain the steps and resources necessary for developing a comprehensive emergency operations plan.
  • Explain how to plan, manage, and coordinate resources for an efficient and effective response.
  • Explain the functions of emergency management in emergency and day-to-day situations.

Primary Audience

This entry-level course is designed for individuals new to the field of emergency management or persons with a desire to understand the fundamentals of emergency management.

Prerequisites

While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that persons taking this course also take IS-700.a (National Incident Management System, an Introduction) and IS-800.b (National Response Framework, an Introduction).

CEUs:

0.6

Course Length:

6 hours
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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