Interagency Disaster Management
0.5 Credit

This course deconstructs and evaluates the roles that public safety services play in responding to mass disaster scenes and other interagency cooperation issues/scenarios. Issues pertaining to scene control, preparedness, response priorities, risk mitigation, and tiered response systems amongst fire, police, EMS services, military, and other services are addressed via both a theoretical approach, as well as a case study approach. Each service has its own unique training, education, policies, and expertise, and, as a result, requires critical review and comparison. For example, mass disasters occur in diverse contexts with diverse outcomes; therefore, the need to address all that has happened or inevitably will happen from a variety of perspectives requires intense investigation, review of best practices, and review of research of evidence-based interventions.