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Basic Academy Week 2 Basic Academy-Science of Disaster and Planning: Emergency Operations (L102/L103)

L102: Science of Disaster: This course is three days in length

Course Description:

This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
  • Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage 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.

Course Goal:

At completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of scientific principles which govern the world around us and control how hazards and disasters unfold.

L103: Planning: Emergency Operations: This course is two days in length

Course Description:

This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The course content includes Emergency Management Planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.

The content also derives from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Government Emergency Plans, and its six-step planning process and inclusive whole community philosophy. Likewise, doctrine from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), is included in the course. Special event planning is then explained in the course, and table group activities to analyze plans for special events are conducted.

Course Goal:

The goals of this course are to promote effective emergency management planning practices and to enhance planning skills through application exercises.

Date(s)  Mon. Apr 26, 2021 0800-1700 
Tue. Apr 27, 2021 0800-1700 
Wed. Apr 28, 2021 0800-1700 
Thu. Apr 29, 2021 0800-1700 
Fri. Apr 30, 2021 0800-1700 
Location Beaufort County Sheriff's Office/EOC
Beaufort SC 29902 
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Handicap Accessibility No
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Offered By South Carolina Emergency Management Division 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length 5 days 
Course Hours 40 
Maximum Participants 17
# Open Seats 17
# on Wait List 2

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