ENVM 560 Disaster and Emergency Management

This course is an overview of all phases of disaster and emergency management as they relate to the private, public and non-profit sectors of a community. Systematic approaches for emergency planning, incident command, response and recovery are examined for organizations of all sizes. Governmental roles (local, state and federal) in mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery are examined as well as the roles of non-profit organizations. The importance of an integrated approach to emergency management, coordinating community resources and incorporating public sector liability, is addressed throughout.