District Syllabus
Emergency Management And Disaster Planning

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
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:
  • Canton, L.G.. Emergency Management Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, ed., John Wiley and Sons, 2007. ISBN: 9780471734871
  • Walsh, Christen, Callsen, Miller, Maniscalco. National Incident Management System Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., Jones and Bartlett, 2012. ISBN: 078763781873
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the program students will:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of methods of formulation and implementation of public policy.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of public relations in public safety.
  3. 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 
     and standard operating guides.
7.   Differentiate among incident command, area command and the
     emergency operations center, defining how they are linked 
     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 
 10. Demonstrate knowledge of the national incident management 
     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 
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.

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