Dec 06, 2022  
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ESM 451 - Emergency Services Technology

3 Cr. Hrs.
This course is designed to demonstrate the importance that the effective use of technology has within emergency services management and emergency management operations. Effective emergency management and incident response activities rely on flexible communications and information systems that provide a common operating picture to emergency management/response personnel and their affiliated organizations. Establishing and maintaining a common operating picture and ensuring accessibility and interoperability are the principal goals of the Communications and Information Management component of NIMS. Properly planned, established, and applied communications enable the dissemination of information among command and support elements and, as appropriate, cooperating agencies and organizations. And, a general understanding of the types, capabilities and limitations of emergency response equipment and technologies is essential for developing policies, plans, and procedures. Evaluations and assessments of emergency services and emergency management technology will occur during guided tours of the facilities and technologies within the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) State Emergency Operations Center (Columbia, SC), or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EOC (Atlanta, GA), and/or a state-of-the-art 911 Communications Center (Anderson, SC), as well as with local Fire Departments, EMS agencies, and Law Enforcement agencies.
Prerequisite(s): ESM 315  



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