PCC/ CCOG / EM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for EM 204

Course Number:
EM 204
Course Title:
Disaster Response II
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Examines response operations and management with a focus on the Incident Command System, area command, multi-agency coordination systems, joint information system and other systems. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The role of technology, mutual aid agreements and the Federal Response Plan will also be discussed. Common post-disaster problems and how first responders and emergency managers overcome these challenges is emphasized.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Understand the various federal disaster management systems and the appropriate implementation of ICS, NIMS and Unified Command.
  • Describe the structure of a management system.
  • Design a response organization
  • Identify the various response organization units and responsibilities in a disaster.
  • Use critical thinking and decision making in managing a response.

Course Activities and Design

  • Work within a disaster scenario to design a response organization
  • Explore through reading, lecture and group activities the functions of various response organization units.
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of individuals within response organization units.
  • Function in several different response organization roles in classroom activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Lecture
  • Case study analysis
  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Written exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Incident Command System
  • Area Commands
  • Multi-Agency Coordination Systems
  • Joint Information System
  • Technology in response operations
  • System Theories vs. Facilities

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 10

 Describe the structure of a management system.
 Design a response organization.
 Identify the various response organization units.

 Discuss effective disaster response practices.
 Design an organizational chart for an ICS incident
 Prepare documentation to track resources, expenditures, equipment and personnel
 Calculate personnel and resource needs for a local incident

Communication
Hours: 20

 Describe the structure of a management system.
 Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making in managing a response.

 Create a visual showing emergency management roles within the Incident
Command System and the National Incident Management System
 Prepare federal forms or documents identified in a FEMA response
 Participate in an operational planning meeting

Human Relations
Hours: 10

 Identify the various response organization units.
 Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making in managing personnel in a response.

 Identify vulnerable populations in a disaster
 Establish networking strategies with community resources
 Design plans for responding to special needs