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Emergency Management Training for First Responders - Online  

Emergency Management Training for First Responders is a highly-interactive program that uses a combination of online presentations, interactive activities, animation, and reading assignments. Presentations provide basic concepts and information. Animated scenarios lead you through a disaster, allowing you to assume different roles while answering questions about how to proceed through the scenario. The reading assignments provide you with additional information needed to complete activities. You'll also work one-on-one with an expert facilitator on essay-style activities that require personal, in-depth responses to example emergency situations. The end result is an excellent understanding of the field of emergency management.

Prerequisite: A high school diploma or GED are required to complete this program.

Leaning Objectives:

  • React effectively to threats from the environment
  • Write a professional emergency plan, with understanding of the components of the plan, the principles that guide the planning process, and resources that can be used in the planning process
  • Assemble an emergency planning team, motivate the team members, and train the team
  • Protect lives in the initial steps of hazard detection, warning, evacuation, and sheltering
  • Manage public relations, donations, and volunteers during a disaster
  • Explore the role of technology in the support of emergency planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts
  • Identify the major categories of disasters
  • Assess risk and vulnerability and identify hazards
  • Apply appropriate mitigation tools and techniques to reduce vulnerability.

Materials included:

  • Wiley Pathways: Emergency Planning by Ronald W. Perry, Ph.D., Michael K. Lindell, Ph.D.
  • Wiley Pathways: Introduction to Emergency Management by Michael K. Lindell, Ph.D., Carla Prater, Ronald W. Perry, Ph.D.
  • Wiley Pathways: Technology in Emergency Management by John C. Pine
  • Wiley Pathways: Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness by Anna K. Schwab, Katherine Eschelbach, David J. Brower
  • Wiley Pathways: Disaster Response and Recovery by David A. McEntire

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Requirements: This program can be taken on either a Mac or a PC. Your computer will need to have an Internet connection and email capabilities. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

There are no refunds for this course.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 770-499-3355 or online@kennesaw.edu.


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