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 simplified definition of a disaster is when a community, jurisdiction, or region exhausts its immediate resources creating a resource-scarce environment. In the 21st century we have experienced an escalation of threats (natural, technological, and manmade) that challenges our communities and social systems. 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.