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At a Glance

Introduction to Emergency Management

About the program

This half-day, 4-hour seminar presents the theories, principles, and approaches to emergency management. The philosophy of comprehensive emergency management will be discussed which includes mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The role, duties, and importance of the emergency manager will be discussed throughout the seminar. A short case study will be presented and students will discuss how the incident was managed and what they would do if they were the decision maker.

Learning objectives

  • Participants will learn to define emergency management.
  • Participants will learn to describe the organization of emergency management at the private sector, local, state and federal levels.
  • Participants will learn to define the four phases of emergency management and describe activities associated with each phase.
  • Participants will discuss the ways in which emergency management at the local, state and federal levels work together and form a partnership.

Designed for:

This program is designed for individuals who are in facilities management or are new to security operations, as well as business owners, entrepreneurs, or anyone otherwise involved in planning for emergencies.

Cost and registration

For more information or for registration assistance, please contact the Division for Professional Engagement at or call 317-788-3393.

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