Emergency Management

Emergency management leaders need experience in hazard mitigation and preparedness, along with a strong academic background in critical thinking, emergency management law and ethics, management and communication. Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  • Describe the elements of an integrated emergency management system;
  • Compare the roles and responsibilities of key local, state, and federal personnel in dealing with localized emergency incident vs. disasters;
  • Identify hazards and propose a strategy to resolve the problem;
  • Write a mitigation plan;
  • Design an emergency operations center considering the special needs of the occupants;
  • Formulate and disseminate accurate news releases;
  • Understand the geography and geopolitics of terrorism;
  • Develop an action plan for recruiting, interviewing, training, supervising, and evaluating volunteers;
  • Utilize the Montana Code Annotated to understand the specifics of Montana state law in relation to emergency management;
  • Develop a mass fatality incident plan; and
  • Construct an emergency action plan for their agency or community.

Program Requirements

See the Academic Catalog.


Kris Long, BAS, NRP
BC 126-D
(406) 756-3901

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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