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Course Description:

Develop an understanding of "disaster," its impact on human populations, the control of its consequences, modes of preparation and planning for disaster contingencies and the institutional context of disaster/fire defense planning. Methods of evaluating fire defense and disaster preparedness programs and the psychological dimensions of disaster related behavior are also included. Apply course content to local disaster/fire defense planning issues and problems.

Recommended: previous study in College Writing, Introduction to Public Administration and/or Advanced Fire Administration, plus State and Local Government or equivalents, or have experience in administration, some background in chemistry, as well as fire training and experience.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Summer.

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