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Explore the roles of planning and preparedness in emergency management. Examine the history and evolution of emergency management, as well as key concepts and principles that underpin successful preparation and planning. (Formerly ESM142)

SPECIAL, CONDENSED OFFERING: From MAY 4 - JUNE 1, 2020, JIBC is offering a 4-week version of this course (20SS-ESMS-1300-OL001).

Learn about the planning and preparedness performed by emergency managers to keep communities safe! Students will learn how communities prepare for emergencies like pandemics, earthquakes, and chemical spills; how hazards are identified and evaluated; how communities interpret and address risk; how demographics inform emergency planning; and how emergency plans are developed and validated.

This is an active course with students involved in a combination of hands-on activities, online discussion, and writing one short paper. There will be weekly, online presentations provided live and recorded (schedule to be provided at the start of the course).

This course offering is open to the public and to students in the diploma/bachelor of Emergency and Security Management Studies. This is a great opportunity to learn the theory behind how emergency management planning in Canada.

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Course Offerings
EM 1: Planning & Preparedness
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05/01/2021 - 08/31/2021
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