3 credit hours

This course focuses on special operation activities not common to everyday EMS operations. The expanding role of EMS in our nation and abroad requires special planning, training & education to prepare for changing and special needs such as mass casualty, terrorism, and tactical operations that exceed the normal scope of

EMS. The importance of EMS special operation planning is such that the safety, health and well-being of both responders and the public hinges upon the level of preparedness of the response organizations and their ability to manage special events.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify unique planning requirements for special events and mass casualty incident response.
  2. Analyze case examples and identify best practices regarding mass casualty response and preparedness.
  3. Identify barriers and obstacles to all hazard response planning.
  4. Formulate recommendations for effective integration and resource management.
  5.  Identify parallel and divergent goals and objectives for local, state, and federal agency preparedness particularly the relationship between law enforcement and Fire/EMS response.

Rob Warfel    Steve Kelly