3 credit hours

Examines concepts and principles of community risk assessment, planning and response to fire and natural disasters, including the Incident Command System (ICS), mutual aid and automatic response, training and preparedness, communications, civil disturbances, natural disasters, hazardous materials planning, earthquake preparedness, and disaster recovery. If student is not an active firefighter, must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the importance of disaster planning, preparation, and mitigation, evaluate the hazard assessment processes and the role of the firefighter in community disaster planning and recovery.
  2. Assess hazard response and planning procedures, and define the impact of hazard occurrence on community response.
  3. Define the parameters and effectiveness of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its components, differentiate the multi-level agency responsibilities in disaster mitigation.
  4. Define the relationships between disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery.
  5. Given disaster specifics, develop a plan of action based on historical events and community parameters.

Randall Hanifen