EMG 5100: Legal Aspects of Emergency Management


Explores the principles and terms of law in relation to the emergency management field and legal actions against people or organizations charged with emergency management duties. Contains court cases, statutes, and regulations that have an impact on emergency service organizations.


  1. Explain how the legal framework of the U.S. Government impacts state and local governments, including citizenry, during times of disaster.
  2. Compare and contrast how public health laws and state laws interact with emergency management personnel along with those of the private sector during states of emergency.
  3. Analyze the roles of the Stafford Act, National Response Framework (NRF), and National Incident Management System (NIMS) during times of emergencies.
  4. Evaluate the separation of powers in an emergency between the governors, legislature, courts, and local governments.
  5. Evaluate the legalities for both natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.


  1. EMG 5000


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