Date: February 18 - March 17, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Hank Christen
Local Government Emergency Management Operations is one of the core courses required for certification.
This course focuses on providing information about local government planning, infrastructure protection, private sector collaboration and liaison with state resources regarding local and regional disasters or terrorist attacks. Emphasis will be placed upon learning how to effectively plan for incident response; as well as coordinate with state and federal agencies. The overarching template for the course will be the incident command component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Specific modules will include: study of coordination, aid and support components of the Emergency Operations Plan; locating and coordinating private sector resources; identifying and protecting infrastructures; and coordination with state and federal entities.
Topics addressed during this course include: