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Learning Objectives
Key Terms with Hyperlinks to Defintions

Learning Objectives

  • The student will be familiar with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and understand the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • The student will understand how technology can enhance the different organizational missions, goals, and objectives at a major incident or disaster.
  • The student will understand the importance of an incident command post (ICP) and how technology can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of an ICP.
  • The student will understand the typical configuration of an emergency operations center.
  • The student will explore some of the technologies used in the response to major incidents and disasters.

The hyperlinks provided for the Key Terms may take you to a simple definition, or an article wherein the term is described:

2000 Emergency Response Guidebook

Action Plans

Contingent or Standing Plans


Emergency Operation Center

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

First Responder

Incident Command Post (ICP)

Incident Command System (ICS)

Major Incident

Modular Organization

Mutual Aid

Operations Section

Situation Estimate

Span of Control

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)

Unified Command

Unusual Occurrence

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