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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- EM 205
- Course Title:
- Disaster Rec Ops
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Covers the basic concepts and operational procedures and authorities involved in recovering from major disasters. It addresses Federal, State, and local government roles and responsibilities in major disaster recovery work, with an emphasis on government coordination and the solution of problems that frequently arise in recovery operations. Prerequisites: EM 110 and EM 114. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
An overview of preliminary damage assessment, disaster recovery centers, and special needs of victims and disaster workers is also included.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students will be able to:
- Identify the components of both short-term and long-term disaster recovery operations.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of local, State, and Federal governments.
- Discuss the roles and responsibilities of private sector individuals and organizations, and Insurance providers.
- Describe the role of mitigation activities in recovery operations.
- Create a simple disaster recovery plan.
Course Activities and Design
- Apply the appropriate roles and authorities to local, state and federal responders in a recovery operation.
- Identify in written assignments the roles and responsibilities of private citizens and the insurance providers.
- Conduct various levels of damage assessment though oral or written assignments
- Provide documentation of activities and assignments in a recovery operation through record-keeping and damage assessments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Demonstration of knowledge in the areas of: theory, concepts, systems, roles and responsibilities through written assignments.
- Case studies
- Term paper
- Written exams
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Various roles of local, state and federal agencies in recovery operations.
- Role of private individuals and insurance providers.
- Various levels of damage assessment.
- Appropriate level of response for various agencies and levels of government.
- Methods of documenting plans and responses.