|This is a 3 day resident course
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
The E0102 Science of Disaster course is delivered at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) during the same week with E0103 Planning: Emergency Operations. Students are required to apply for the two courses for the same week. Both courses can be listed on the same application.
This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide the student with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:
Target Audience: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from state, local, territorial, tribal, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management. Veteran emergency managers willing to mentor are also welcome to apply.
- Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
- Earth Science describes how the Earth's design sets the state for the world's natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
- Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
- Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
- Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
Prerequisites Recommended: E101 Foundations of Emergency Management. If
a participant is taking this course as part of the Academy, then he or
she should take E0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, first. If a
participant is taking this course on its own for its science information
and not in fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no
- Indicate how earth science principles and processes influence natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, ground failures, and floods.
- Indicate how climatological principles and processes influence natural hazards, including convective storms, tropical cyclones, nor'easters, winter storms, temperature extremes, and droughts.
- Indicate how chemical and biological principles and processes influence natural and human-caused hazards and impact society.
- Indicate the scientific basis for explosive, radiological, and nuclear hazards and their impact on society.
- Indicate how scientific understanding can improve emergency preparedness.
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