HSD 252 Disaster Response and Recovery (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and operations applicable in a disaster situation (particularly for major disasters) and enhance understanding of what the proper roles and responsibilities of various local and state emergency management officials are, why they matter, and how these roles and responsibilities relate to those carried out by the federal government. To foster multi-level partnership, the course emphasizes the problem-solving aspects of disaster operations as well as associated coordination requirements. This course will also discuss the use of the National Response Plan, Emergency Management's place in the National Preparedness Goal, and current trends in disaster mitigation efforts. Prerequisite: HSD 150 or Permission of Instructor.