The course aims to develop a theory-cum-practical base for the participants who enjoy background and share responsibilities in the field of Emergency Management. However to meet growing demands, yet, the course is designed to meet the needs and interests of people and groups from private, corporate and public sectors who deal or want to develop keen knowledge on the protection of life and properties. These groups come from host areas like security forces, emergency services, police, ambulance, fire services, local government, community emergency services, health services, risk and insurance and manufacturing industry.
There is a quantum increase in the damage caused due to the natural hazards and incidents in the world in recent times. This has duly affected communities and people from natural and technological hazards. The response to meet these hazards had been significant through governmental initiatives to prepare, prevent, reduce, readiness, response and recovery from emergency situations. In the course the concepts will be addressed broadly and principles of emergency management demonstrated, contextualized and applied in practice. Besides, the management of disasters is more formalized through legislate on that has helped to establish emergency management organizations, which now have plans and developed the mechanism to maintain community based counter-emergency preparedness at all levels of the society. The participants will also have clear knowledge and insight to understand how communities become more resilient and sustainable from an emergency management perspective, as they ensure that they continue to develop the emergency management capabilities. The development phase of the plan, assessment, strategy, hazard, risk, emergency management operational management and community recovery aspects will assist in reversing the hazard trend by reducing the risk of hazards, occurrence and the consequences. Such activities are essential aspect of comprehensive emergency management practices and students should effectively learn and apply on the key areas of emergency management planning, emergency operational management and emergency recovery principles and practices associated with the management of emergencies within the communities.