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EDMG220 - Emergency Planning

Course Details

Course Code: EDMG220 Course ID: 2567 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Effective emergency planning is the key to surviving natural and man-made disasters. Risk analysis and the formulation of a comprehensive plan, followed by a vigorous and continuing testing program, are essential elements to surviving an emergency. Topics covered include threat assessment, risk analysis, the formulation of a plan, emergency operations center (EOC) staffing, coordination with supporting agencies, the importance of liaison continuity, actual incident management, and effective follow-up analysis. Various actual case studies are discussed. Students build upon their knowledge and use the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) developed in EDMG101. If they have not taken the course, a generic completed HVA will be provided to develop a section of an Emergency Operation Plan. Students will also have the ability to work through a self-paced optional “refresher” module on the creation of the HVA.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

CO-1 Summarize the basic emergency planning processes used in the U.S.

CO-2 Discuss the importance of disaster planning, preparation, and mitigation.

CO-3 Define the impact of hazard occurrence on community response.

CO-4 Define the parameters and effectiveness of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its components.

CO-5 Differentiate the multilevel agency responsibilities in disaster mitigation.

CO-6 Define the relationships between disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery.

CO-7 Evaluate the hazard assessment processes and the role of the emergency personnel in community disaster planning and recovery.

CO-8 Summarize federal, locate and state mandates pertaining to emergency planning.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Introductory Forum 4.17 %
Week 2 Forum 4.17 %
Week 3 Forum 4.17 %
Week 4 Forum 4.17 %
Week 5 Forum 4.17 %
Week 8 Forum 4.17 %
Written Assignments 50.00 %
W6 EOP Assignment 16.67 %
W7 ESF Assignment 16.67 %
W8 Incident Specific Annex 16.67 %
Exams 25.00 %
Midterm Exam 12.50 %
Final Exam 12.50 %
  1. Perry, R.W., Prater, C.S., & Lindell, M.K. (2006). Fundamentals of Emergency Management. Retrieved from
  2. FEMA. (2010). Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plan (Comprehensive Preparedness Guide [CPG] 101).
  3. Additional supplemental readings will be utilized throughout the course.
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Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.