Full course description

The primary objective of this course is to develop a basic understanding of the planning, preparation and implementation of a resource management system to support the logistics needs of a disaster, attack, or major community emergency.
The structure of this course is based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as prescribed by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5). It is critical that rural, suburban, urban, and regional entities plan and prepare to allocate, manage, and track resources in coordination and collaboration with state and federal agencies. Those issues and plans for development will be addressed during this course.

Topics Addressed:

1. Introduction and development of a community threat assessment for natural, technological and man made incidents.

2. Overview of the logistics and resource needs in a disaster and the structure and function of the logistics section in the NIMS including communications, resource requirements, and communications failure protocols.

3. Organization, implementation and sustainment of a NIMS Preparedness Entity for resource planning and management.

4. Effective establishment and operation of a NIMS Multi-agency coordination System (MACS) to provide resources for tactical emergency operations.