EME 315: Interagency Disaster Management
This course will examine various disaster events to illustrate the high levels of communication, coordination, and collaboration that are necessary among responding agencies when disaster strikes. The course will explore the guiding principles, strategies, operating structures, and technologies in place for effective disaster management, as well as the roles and responsibilities of disaster participants. Through the use of case studies and in-class exercises, students will examine the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework, the Incident Command System, and other guidance and policy documents. Students will also assess potential issues with interagency disaster response, and identify applicable leadership and management interventions to solve problems.