HLS 3305: Disaster Planning and Management


Examines the actions needed and the personnel involved in disaster planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with specific reference to terrorism incidents.


  1. Examine preparedness as it relates to terrorism-related disasters.
  2. Distinguish roles and responsibilities of terrorism planning and preparedness in various federal, state, and local agencies.
  3. Evaluate governmental and non-governmental homeland security programs for disaster mitigation and management.
  4. Assess the National Response Framework (NRF) as it relates to terrorism.
  5. Analyze the impact of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) agents on terrorism prevention, preparedness, and response planning.
  6. Relate the importance and roles of operational security (OPSEC) and site security to terrorism prevention, preparedness, and mitigation.
  7. Create a response plan to a large-scale terrorism incident that addresses critical infrastructure, fiscal revitalization, and public health and safety.




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