Building an Effective
Emergency Management Program

Date: April 6 - May 3, 2015
Instructor: Mr. Chance D. Corbett

This course is designed to help those that have a responsibility to establish or maintain an effective emergency management or preparedness program. The course will focus on providing an overview of emergency management functions including working with outside agencies and jurisdictions during the planning, response, recovery and mitigation phases. The course will also focus attention on training and certification resources for emergency management Coordinators/Directors, information sharing, the importance of planning and conducting training courses and exercises, managing requests for outside
resources as well as an overview of the role of the emergency manager and emergency management staff during an emergency or disaster.

The topics that will be addressed in this course include the following:

  • Identifying budgetary challenges of building an emergency management program, focusing on strategies when emergency preparedness may not be the stated funding priority
  • Creating specific job descriptions for Emergency Management Employees
  • Examining complex working relationships between local, state and federal agencies
  • Developing good working interagency and regional relationships and agreements prior to a disaster or large scale emergency
  • Identifying and developing external stakeholders and non-profit organizations to establish good working relationships and partnerships to aid in recovery processes following a disaster
  • Assessing knowledge, perceptions, abilities and priorities of local, state and federal elected and appointed officials in order to create workable and sustainable programs for preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation
  • Incorporating community, stakeholders and elected officials in the creation and maintenance of an all-hazards mitigation plan
  • Identifying which State and Federal grants your jurisdiction may be eligible for based upon listed hazards and mitigation actions
  • Implementing and communicating the for requesting mutual aid resources as well as resources from State and Federal agencies
  • Examining role and importance of documentation during the recovery process
  • Developing an emergency preparedness training program at the local level and the importance of conducting effective emergency exercises while being compliant with HSEEP guidelines

The course is taught in asynchronous time utilizing a wide assortment of reports, articles, videos, and other instructional material all accessible without cost online.

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