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Introduction to Emergency Management

COURSE NO: A03-011
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Steelhammer, P.E.
Introduction to Emergency Management
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to emergency management and demonstrates the involvement of engineers in its phases.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency ‘FEMA’ has developed courses in emergency management which deals with minimizing risks, avoiding risks, and responding to disasters. Engineers are experienced in risk management, the use of codes and standards, and the reduction of risks. This makes them well suited for positions in emergency management, whether at the plant level or at the governmental level. Engineers are an essential part of the mitigation and recovery phases of the emergency management cycle.


The Incident Command System is a part of the National Incident Management that describes the principals and concepts of emergency management. It is a standardized approach to managing an incident or event which enables a coordinated response between various jurisdictions and agencies.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to civil, mechanical and control systems engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of emergency management.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the evolvement of emergency management through an overview of historic disasters
  • Identifying the four phases of emergency management
  • Demonstrating an overview of the National Management system principles and concepts
  • Understanding the Incident Command System approach and its characteristics
  • Knowing the ICS modular organization, incident action plan, chain of command and accountability
  • Learning the ICS functional areas: incident command and operations sections 
  • Understanding the initial ICS structure and the resource management
  • Knowing the criteria to categorize the incident type
  • Demonstrating the ICS by a real-life example
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Introduction to Emergency Management”, by Robert Steelhammer P.E.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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