Disaster Management for Public Services
This course was formerly known as: Public Works: Planning for and Responding to a WMD/Terrorism Incident
This course trains public works managers and supervisors in their critical infrastructure and public services responsibilities and roles as they relate to a community’s preparation and response to a weapons of mass destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident. After completing the course, participants will be able to successfully conduct vulnerability assessments of the jurisdiction’s critical infrastructure and facilities and effectively contribute to the management of a WMD/terrorism incident as a member of the jurisdiction’s Unified Command structure. The course delivery methodology consists of lectures, small group discussions, participant activities, case studies, and scenario-driven exercises. The participants conclude the course with an activity designed to improve and enhance the public works emergency response plan.
- To describe the impact a terrorism/WMD incident will have on public works personnel and resources
- To delineate and describe the controlling legal authorities and professional standards that guide response efforts to a terrorism/WMD incident, and to explain their functions
- To understand the Incident Command System (ICS) for a terrorism/WMD incident and describe the public works relationship with the Incident Command Post (ICP), the Emergency Operations Center (EOC),Federal and State agencies, and the Joint Operations Center (JOC)
- To describe the issues to be considered and included in developing an effective response plan that integrates the full spectrum of the community's emergency response capabilities
- To use the jurisdiction's emergency operations plan (EOP)/terrorism incident annex (TIA) and the knowledge gained from this course to identify specific needs, and to develop a public works action plan to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a terrorism/WMD incident
How this course is offered:
Delivered onsite at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact Francis L. Melton |Training Manager Francis.Melton@teex.tamu.edu (979).845.1161
Prerequisites & Other Information:
It is highly recommended that the following courses be taken. These courses are available at www.teexwmdcampus.com:
• WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (AWR-110)
• Public Works (PW) for WMD Incidents: Basic Concepts (AWR-112)
No tuition is charged.
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