HSD 150 Principles of Emergency Management (3 credits)
Principles of Emergency Management is intended to provide information that will enable persons just entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to work with emergency management issues. The course tracks the history of Emergency Management from the days of Civil Defense and provides an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in an integration of resources and capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. Additionally, this course addresses the National Incident Management System, its components, and its relationship to Emergency Management. Through case studies, students will learn how Emergency Management has worked and evolved over the years.