|Delivery type||10-Day On-Campus|
|ACE recommendation||In the graduate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire science, public administration, or health care administration.|
|Student pre-course materials and course syllabus||
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This 10-day course enables EMS system managers to prepare their organizations for major operations by identifying potential hazards, determining potential resource needs, determining how those resources may be acquired, and developing a plan that enables the effective control of these events.
Events such as mass casualty incidents, storms, earthquakes, technological emergencies, mass gatherings, dignitary visits, and terrorism can place an unusual demand upon our ability to provide continued EMS response to our anticipated daily call volume. It is only through effective planning and preparation for these unique events that we can continue to respond effectively to our customers. This program discusses many of these special operations and the burdens they place upon our communities, EMS systems, and the responders within our systems. This course meets National Incident Management System requirements for Incident Command System (ICS) 300.
|Comments||With terrorism on the horizon this course has prepared me to handle large-scale casualties...It will be very helpful in preplanning and responding to a large event in my community, and will help me effectively provide for the safety and welfare of the citizens I serve...It has expanded my overall knowledge of emergency planning, acquisition, and deployment of resources.|