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TABLE OF CONTENTS Emergency Planning Page i Page Course Overview . 1 Unit 1: Course Introduction Introduction .. 1.1 How To Take This Course 1.1 Case Study: Why Plan? 1.4 Course Goals .. 1.6 Goal Setting . 1.6 Activity: Personal Learning Goals 1.7 Unit Summary . 1.8 For More Information .. 1.8 Unit 2: The Planning Process Introduction and Unit Overview .. 2.1 Mandates: Incident Management and Coordinat ion Systems .. 2.1 The Emergency Planning Process 2.5 Who Should Be Involved? . 2.6 How To Get the Team Together . 2.10 How Should the Team Operate? 2.11 Activity: Organizational Roles and Individual Skills .. 2.14 Unit Summary .. 2.15 Knowledge Check .. 2.16 Unit 3: Threat Analysis Introduction and Unit Overview .. 3.1 The Threat Analysis Process .. 3.1 Step 1: Identifying Threats .. 3.2 Step 2: Profiling Threats .. 3.4 Activity: Profiling a Threat 3.5 Step 3: Devel oping a Community Profile . 3.7 Step 4: Determining Vulnerabili ty . 3.8 Activity: Prioritizing Risks .. 3.10 Step 5: Crea ting and Applying Scenarios . 3.11 Activity: Threat Analysis . 3.12 Unit Summary .. 3.15 For More Information 3.16 Knowledge Check .. 3.17 Unit 4: The Basic Plan Introduction and Unit Overview .. 4.1 Components of a Basic Plan 4.1 Activity: Basic Plan Review . 4.6 Activity: Reviewing Your Community™s Basic Plan .. 4.9 Unit Summary .. 4.11 Knowledge Check .. 4.12
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Emergency Planning Page ii Unit 5: Annexes Introduction and Unit Overview .. 5.1 Annexes . 5.1 Functional Annexes . 5.2 Activity: Reviewing Y our EOP™s Functional Annexes . 5.4 Hazard -, Threat -, and Incident -Specific Annexes . 5.6 Annex Implementing Instructions .. 5.8 Activity: Hazard -Specific Annex Review .. 5.9 Unit Summary .. 5.10 Knowledge Check .. 5.11 Unit 6: Implementing Instructions Introduction and Unit Overview .. 6.1 What Are Implementing Instructions? . 6.1 Activity: Which Type Is Best? . 6.6 Who Uses Implementing Instructions? .. 6.8 Activity: Identifying Possible Agency Implementing Instructions .. 6.9 Unit Summary .. 6.10 Knowledge Check .. 6.11 Unit 7: Cour se Summary Introduction .. 7.1 The Planning Process . 7.1 Threat Analysis .. 7.3 The Basic Plan 7.5 Annexes . 7.6 Implementing Instructions . 7.7 Final Steps 7.8 Appendix A: Sample Plan: Jefferson County Appendix B: Job Aids Appendix C: Acronym List
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COURSE OVERVIEW Emergency Planning Page 1 About This Course This course is designed for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system. This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. It will develop your capability for effective participation in the all -hazard s emergency operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster. FEMA™s Independen t Study Program The Federal Emergency Management Agency™s (FEMA ™s) Independent Study Program is one of the delivery channels that the Emergency Ma nagement Institute (EMI) uses to provide training to the general public and specific audiences. This cours e is part of FEMA™s Independent Study Program. In addition to this course, the Independent Study Program includes other courses in the Professional Development Series (PDS) as well as courses in floodplain management, radiological emergency management, th e role of the emergency manager, hazardous materials, disaster assistance, the role of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and an orientation to community disaster exe rcises. FEMA™s independent study courses are avai lable at no charge and include a fin al examin ation. You may apply individually or through group enrollment. When enrolling for a course, you must include your name, mailing address, Social Security number, and the title of the course in which you wish to enroll. If you need assistance wit h enrollment, or if you have questions about how to enroll, contact the Ind ependent Study Program Administrative Office at: FEMA Independent Study Program Administrative Office Emergency Management Institute 16825 South Seton Ave . Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (30 1) 447 -1200 Information about FEMA™s Independent Study Program also is available on the Internet at: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS Each request will be reviewed and directed to the appropriate course ma nager or program office for a ssistance.
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COURSE OVERVIEW Emergency Planning Page 2 Course Completion The course completion deadline for all FEMA Independent Study courses is 1 year from the date of enrollment. The date of enrollment is the date that the EMI Independent Study Office will use for completion of all required course work, including the final examination. If you do not complete this course, including the final examination, within that timeframe, your e nrollment will be terminated. Course Prerequisites Emergency Planning has no prerequisites. Final Examination This course includes a final examin ation, which you must complete and return to FEMA™s Independent Study Office for scoring. To obtain credit for taking this course, you must successfully complete this exam inatio n with a score of 75 percent or above. You may take the final examination as many times as necessary. When you have completed all units, you must take the final examination online. EMI will score your test and n otify you of the results.
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UNIT 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION Emergency Planning Page 1. 1 Introduction The knowledge of how to plan for disasters is critical in emergency management. Planning can make a difference in mitigating against the effects of a disaster, including saving lives and pr otecting property, and helping a community recover more quickly from a disaster. This course, Emergency Planning , is designed to aid emergency management personnel in developing an effective emergency operations plan (EOP). Topics covered include selec ting the planning team, the planning process, hazard analysis, and plan format. This course also prepares you to take the classroom course, Workshop in Emergency Management (WEM). How To Take This Course This independent study course is designed so that you can complete it on your own, at your own pace. Take a break after each unit, and give yourself time to think about the material, particularly as it applies to your work as an emergency management professional and the situations you have encounte red or anticipate encountering on the job. Emergency Planning contains seven units. Each of the units is described below. Unit 1, Course Introduction, provides an overview of the course objectives and instructions for taking the course. Unit 2, The Planning Process, provides an overview of the emergency planning proces s, including the steps involved and how to determine who should be a part of the emergency planning team. Unit 3, Threat Analysis, describes the threat analysis process and explains why conducting a thorough threat analysis is a critical first step in emergency operations planning. Unit 4, The Basic Plan, introduces the purpose of the basic EOP and describes its components. Unit 5, Annexes, introduces functional and hazard -, threat -, and incident -specific annexes. Unit 6, Implementing Instructions, introduces the different types of implementing instructions that may be developed at the agency level and how they are used. Unit 7, Course Summary, reviews and summarizes the course conte nt and serves as preparation for the final exam.
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UNIT 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION Emergency Planning Page 1. 2 Activities This course will involve you actively as a learner by including activities that highlight basic concepts. Through the use of case studies, the course will also provide you with guidance on actions required in specific situations. These activities emphasize different learning points, so be sure to complete all of them. Compare your answers to the answers provided following the activity. If your answers are correct, continue on with the ma terial. If any of your answers are incorrect, go back and review the material before continuing. Knowledge Checks To help you know when to proceed to the next unit, Units 2 through 6 are followed by a Knowledge Check that asks you to answer que stion s pertain ing to the unit content, followed by the answers. When you finish each Knowledge Check, check your a nswers, and review the parts of the text that you do not understand. It will be to your benefit to be sure that you have mastered the current uni t before proceeding to the next unit. Appendixes In addition to the course units, this course includes three appendixes. Appendix A contains a sample plan that will be used to complete an activity in Unit 4. Appendix B provides Job Aids, and Append ix C gives a list of the acronyms used in the course. Final Examination This course includes a written final examin ation, which you must complete and submit to FEMA™s Independent Study Office. To obtain credit for taking this course, you must succes sfully complete the exam ination with a score of 75 percent or above. You may take the final examination as many times as necessary. When you have completed all units, take the final examination online. EMI will score your test and n otify you of the resu lts.
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UNIT 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION Emergency Planning Page 1. 3 Sample Learning Schedule Complete this course at your own pace. You should be able to finish the entire course including units, knowledge checks, and the final examination in approximately 10 hours. The following learning schedule is an exampl e intended to show relative times for each unit. Unit Suggested Time Unit 1: Course Introduction Unit 2: The Planning Process Unit 3: Threat Analysis Unit 4: The Basic Plan Unit 5: Annexes Unit 6: Implementing Instructions Unit 7: Course Summa ry 1/2 hour 11/2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours ¾ hour 1¼ hours
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UNIT 1: COURSE INTRODUCTION Emergency Planning Page 1. 4 Case Study: Why Plan? Instructions: Read the following case study. As you read, think about how the planning ability of these communities compares with that in your own community. Answer the questions that follow the case study. Then turn the page to check your answers against the answers provided. At 6:53 p.m. on Friday, October 6, Hurricane Frieda slammed into the Carolinas. A Category 3 hurricane, Frieda dumped 12 inches of rain in as many hours, causing coastal flooding that, combined with wind speeds of 115 m.p.h., demolished 1,000 homes, seriously damaged 25,000 others, and left 150,000 people homeless. Mass evacuation in coastal counties was required. Evacuation in mos t counties went well. Prior to the hurricane, Green County had conducted a study to estimate the time required to evacuate its population, and the actual time to evacuate was less than planned. Additionally, inland residents were able to survive on their own for several days, thanks to functioning county emergency services. However, evacuation in Washington and Jefferson Counties, which had no emergency plans, was itself a disaster. The decision to recommend evacuation was made too late and was broadcas t insufficiently. Furthermore, evacuation routes were not specified. Traffic on westbound two -lane roads crawled to a standstill, and many drivers had to abandon their cars in rising water and proceed on foot in high winds. There were many casualties am ong those trying to reach shelter. These counties had to request State help immediately to rescue residents. After the storm, these counties were not eligible for the full amount of State aid to rebuild because of their failure to create an emergency pla n. 1. What advantages to emergency planning can you list from this case study? 2. What consequences resulted from a lack of planning?
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