EMP 105 Emergency Planning

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Introduces a specialized type of community planning that identifies local government strategies, resources and responsibilities for protecting citizens from the effects of disasters and other major emergency events. Focuses on the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and a jurisdiction‘s game plan for dealing with potential catastrophes resulting from natural hazards and/or human-caused hazards. Examines EOPs in detail including their history and evolution, process, recommended content, style and format, involved stakeholders, and implementation methods. Covers the context of emergency planning as it relates to long-range community planning. Addresses methods for conducting a comprehensive community hazard analysis and highlights lessons learned in recovering from a disaster.