2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FT 403 - Disaster Planning and Control

Credits: 3
This course examines concepts and principles of community risk assessment, planning, and response to fires and natural and human-caused disasters, including National Incident Management System–Incident Command Systems (NIMS ICS), mutual aid and automatic response, training and preparedness, communications, civil disturbances, terrorist threats/incidents, hazardous materials planning, mass casualty incidents, earthquake preparedness, and disaster mitigation and recovery. FESHE Non-Core Course.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the importance of disaster planning, preparation, and mitigation.
  2. Evaluate the hazard assessment processes and the role of the firefighter in community disaster planning and recovery.
  3. Assess hazard response and planning procedures.
  4. Define the impact of hazard occurrence on community response.
  5. Define the parameters and effectiveness of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its components.
  6. Differentiate the multilevel agency responsibilities in disaster mitigation.
  7. Define the relationships between disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

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