L 0102 Science of Disaster
This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course includes: •Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science •Earth Science & National Hazards describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards •Science of Natural Hazards describes the scientific basis of common natural hazards •Prediction gives us the capability to expect the unexpected •Physical Science and Implications for Emergency Management identifies how emergency management can benefit from knowledge of the physical science of hazards •Biological & Chemical Threats identifies the scientific basis of biological and chemical threats. •Explosive Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats •Radiological & Nuclear Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats
Prerequisites: IS-100 (any version) – Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) IS-120 (any version) - An Introduction to Exercises IS-700 (any version) – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS-800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction IS-230.d – Fundamentals of Emergency Management
Target Audience: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.
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