District Syllabus
PAD4393
Emergency Management And Disaster Planning


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Emergency management and disaster planning for events most likely to affect Florida. This course includes a review of the four phases of planning, preparedness, response, and mitigation.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Walsh, Christen, Callsen, Miller, Maniscalco. National Incident Management System Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., Jones and Bartlett, 2012. ISBN: 078763781873
  • Canton, L.G.. Emergency Management Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2007. ISBN: 9780471734871
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes 

1.  Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2.  Apply organizational strategies.
3.  Communicate professionally.
4.  Manage information to support organizational goals.
5.  Demonstrate effective leadership of a public safety/public
    service organization.                        
              
Public Service/Public Safety Learning Outcomes:   

A.   Demonstrate knowledge of methods of formulation and 
     implementation of public policy.  

B.   Demonstrate knowledge of the components of the evaluation 
     process for a Public Safety/Public Service project.     

C.   Demonstrate knowledge of the basic components of incident 
     command for a Public Safety event.
     
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
1.   Explain the basic concepts of emergency management.
2.   Contrast the types of natural and manmade disasters most likely 
     to affect Florida.
3.   Identify and apply the four phases of emergency management: 
     preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation.
4.   Describe and apply the basic components of incident command.
5.   Examine and apply NIMS components.
6.   Explain comprehensive emergency planning, coordination procedures
     and standard operating guides.
7.   Differentiate among incident command, area command and the
     emergency operations center, defining how they are linked during 
     an incident.
8.   Demonstrate the ability to inventory, locate, allocate and track
     local, state and federal resources.
9.   Explain the transition from response to recovery in incident 
     management.
 10. Demonstrate knowledge of the national incident management system 
     and be able to state the primary goal of this system.
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.