Emergency Management Training for First Responders

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES416
Hours: 300
Fees:  USD


The growing number of disasters in recent years has placed the field of emergency management in the spotlight. The demand for skills in this field is increasing out of necessity, and skilled job seekers will be able to choose from opportunities in both the public and private sector.

This multimedia-rich program addresses all phases of emergency management: the social and environmental processes that generate hazards, hazard and vulnerability analysis, hazard mitigation, emergency response, disaster recovery, and emergency planning. You'll gain a solid understanding of emergency management principles and practices.

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.

As part of this program, you'll receive five top emergency management textbooks that you'll use extensively during this program.

Upon registration, you'll be given six months to complete this program. If you need more time, a six-month extension is available upon request at no additional charge.

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