This course provides an overview of the history of current emergency management both in the United States and other countries. The material covered describes local, state, and federal roles and responsibilities for responding to disasters and emergencies. Students will investigate unique challenges with preparing for and responding to man-made, natural, and technological disasters. Additionally, the course will outline concepts, issues, and programs associated with the development of an emergency management program. Finally, at the conclusion of this course, students will be familiar with the professionalism within emergency management and how the field as a whole is transitioning into a true profession.
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