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SSE611 Emergency Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

Course Description

Details the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (U.S), the Federal Response Plan (FRP), and the roles, responsibilities, and interrelationship between FEMA and state and local emergency management systems. Covers the changes in emergency management since the events of September 11, 2001.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of emergency management.
  • Perform natural and technological hazard and risk assessment.
  • Assess technologies and manpower needed for emergency management.
  • Develop mitigation, response and communication techniques for emergency response.