EMG 3100


This course addresses emergency management of terrorism in terms of preparedness, incident response, and safe approaches to mitigation. Some of the key topics presented in the course include terrorism throughout world history, risks and hazards at the terrorism scene, preservation of evidence at the terrorism scene, risk assessment procedures and processes, key management roles and responsibilities, and recognition of explosive substances and devices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize risks and threats of terrorism and will be able to function safely and effectively at the scene of a terrorism incident.


  1. Apply the key concepts and principles of emergency management to terrorist scenarios.
  2. Explain the significance of preparedness, incident response, and mitigation in terrorist scenarios.
  3. Assess actual terrorist events throughout world history and the key learning for emergency managers from each event.
  4. Evaluate risks and hazards inherent in a terrorism scene.
  5. Evaluate key concepts of evidence preservation at a terrorism scene.
  6. Explain how emergency managers and personnel can recognize explosive substances and devices at a scene.
  7. Formulate guidelines for safe and effective function as an emergency manager at a terrorism scene.




Introduction to homeland security: Understanding terrorism with an emergency management perspective

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (2009)
Author: McEntire, D. A.
ISBN: 978-0-470-12752-0
Price: $57.68

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