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Principles of Emergency Management

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This one day course is designed to be a formal introduction to emergency management. The needs for an emergency management system and the importance of an integrated approach to managing emergencies are examined. Participants formulate the elements of an integrated teamwork system and devise specific actions for improving their own contributions to local emergency management teams. During the course, participants are exposed to the five basic concepts of emergency management: mitigation,prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. The role of the emergency manager and the impact they have on their community is discussed in great detail. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities and a final exam.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Manager: Please contact Regional Office for more information during regular business

Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.

Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 230.d - Fundamentals of Emergency Management, must be completed prior to attending the course and a copy of the certificate forwarded to IEMA before you will be allowed to take the classroom portion of Principals of Emergency Management. Please forward a copy of your certificate for FEMA Independent Study IS 230.d to IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Attention: Training. Or fax to 217-557-1978

Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials who are new to emergency management or those who want to learn more about emergency management.

Scheduled Classes:
Date Location
Dec 16, 2014Dixon Public Safety Building**
Feb 19, 2015Galesburg**

** No lodging available

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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