FSC 4310

Description

Examines concepts and principles of community risk assessment, planning, and response to fires and natural and human-caused disasters, including National Incident Management Systems–Incident Command Systems (NIMS-ICS), mutual aid and automatic response, training and preparedness, communications, civil disturbances, terrorist threats/incidents, hazardous materials planning, mass casualty incidents, earthquake preparedness, and disaster mitigation and recovery.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of disaster planning, preparation, and mitigation.
  2. Evaluate the hazard assessment processes and role of the firefighter in community disaster planning and recovery.
  3. Assess hazard response and planning procedures.
  4. Define the impact of hazard occurrence of community response.
  5. Define the parameters and effectiveness of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its components.
  6. Differentiate the multilevel agency responsibilities in disaster mitigation.
  7. Define the relationships between disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Disaster planning and control

Publisher: Fire Engineering (2009)
Author: Kramer, W. M
ISBN: 978-1-59370-189-5
Price: $82.16

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