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Course Description

MGT-317 - 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.

Course Objectives:
  • 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 (979).845.1161

Prerequisites & Other Information:
It is highly recommended that the following courses be taken.  These courses are available at
• WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (AWR-110)
• Public Works (PW) for WMD Incidents: Basic Concepts (AWR-112)

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: TEEX
Disciplines: Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Works

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class MGT-317 Disaster Management for Public ServicesDel Mar College Center for Economic Development
3209 S. Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
01/29/2019 - 01/30/2019 44 View Details
View class MGT-317 Disaster Management for Public ServicesPasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Pkwy
Rm. 102
Pasadena, TX 77506
06/10/2019 - 06/11/2019 32 View Details
View class MGT-317 Disaster Management for Public ServicesCentral Texas Council of Governments
2180 N Main St
Belton, TX 76513
08/06/2019 - 08/07/2019 43 View Details
Total of 3

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