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.
See the Academic Catalog.
Kris Long, BAS, NRP
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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