RedVector RV-3672

Emergency Management Guide

Emergency Management Guide

4 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-3672

SME: Nancy Armitage

Average Rating

4 33
This 4-hour online course offers step-by-step guidelines for creating and maintaining a comprehensive emergency management program-including planning, response, and recovery-for a variety of common hazards, such as:
  • Fire
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Floods and flash floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Severe winter storms
  • Earthquakes
  • Technological emergencies

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the core operational considerations of emergency management, including:

  • Direction and control
  • Communications
  • Life safety
  • Property protection
  • Community outreach
  • Recovery and restoration
  • Administration and logistics

This course is of interest to utility managers, high-rise building managers, industrial complex managers, or any small or large business operator.

There is a test included at the end of this course.

Course Objectives
After completing this course, you  should understand how to:
  • Form a planning team.
  • Conduct a vulnerability analysis.
  • Develop and implement a plan.
  • Build emergency management capabilities.
  • Identify hazards that may threaten your facility.
  • List sources for additional information.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Nancy Armitage
Nancy Armitage Photo
For 28 years, Nancy Armitage has worked as a technical writer, technical editor, trainer, and course content developer in the software, engineering, and construction industries.

She has researched, edited, and developed courses in the areas of writing improvement for engineers and administrators, and toxic substance safety and remediation.

She has written newspaper feature stories, advertising copy, proposals, grant applications, magazine articles, newsletters, technical report sections, public information literature, and software user manuals.

Ms. Armitage has edited and managed document production for software requirements and detailed design reports; technical papers; and water, wastewater, solid waste, and transportation master plans, design reports, construction specifications, construction permit applications, operation and maintenance manuals, rate studies, environmental audit reports, Applications for Development Approval for Developments of Regional Impact (ADAs/DRIs), and environmental impact statements (EISs).
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AK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AK - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare - ,)
AK - Land Surveyor (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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AR - Land Surveyor (General)
Canada - Northwest Territories and Nunavut Engineer (General - ,)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
DC - Land Surveyor (General)
DE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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FL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
FL - Engineer (General - 274)
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FL - Interior Designer (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
GA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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GA - Land Surveyor (General)
HI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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NC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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ND - Land Surveyor (General)
NE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NH - Engineer (General - ,)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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SC - Land Surveyor (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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UT - Land Surveyor (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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VT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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WV - Land Surveyor (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General - ,)
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
American Institute of Architects - AIA - Architects (Health, Safety & Welfare - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Canada - New Brunswick Architect (General - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Canada - Northwest Territory Architect (General - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Canada - Quebec Architect (General - AIA Reg RV421-2022)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Canadian Registered Safety Professionals - CRSP (Safety)
Engineers Ireland - IEI - Member (General)
Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) - Certifications (PHR, SPHR, GPHR) (General - 503037)
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management - IHMM - Certification (General)
International Code Council - ICC - Member (General - AIA reg. # RV421)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
International Facility Management Association - IFMA - Certified Facility Manager (CFM) (General)
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General - ,)
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists - OACETT - Certified Member (Contribution to Technical Knowledge)
Society for Human Resource Management - SHRM - Certified Professional (General - 22-DA5AA)
Course Reviews (33)
Questions were relevant to the course material
By (Engineer) on Aug, 20, 2019
Questions were relevant to the course material.
well structured for timeliness and efficiency
By (Engineer) on Sep, 04, 2019
well structured for timeliness and efficiency
Thank you
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 14, 2020
Thank you
Good review and lots of new info!!!!!
By on Apr, 02, 2020
Good review and lots of new info!!!!!
very boring
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jan, 15, 2020
very boring
A lot to assimilate but good course
By on May, 25, 2020
A lot to assimilate but good course
Wish it was audio training
By on Apr, 10, 2020
Wish it was audio training.
good stuff
By on May, 28, 2020
good stuff
Fun and informative Course
By (Other, Professional Organization) on Jan, 29, 2020
Fun and informative Course
Very infromative
By (Professional Organization) on Mar, 04, 2020
Very infromative
Lot of great need to know information, I do value this going forward in life
By on Dec, 01, 2019
Lot of great need to know information, I do value this going forward in life
too much content and no audio help
By on Apr, 07, 2020
too much content and no audio help
Too long and dry
By (Professional Organization) on May, 22, 2020
Too long and dry
would be better if it had some audio
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 22, 2020
would be better if it had some audio
Exam was to long
By on Apr, 21, 2020
Exam was to long
It is very informative but extremely long and difficult to retain so much information in so little time
By on Apr, 17, 2020
It is very informative but extremely long and difficult to retain so much information in so little time.
Challenging to keep loading course to get it to appear
By (Architect, Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 02, 2019
Challenging to keep loading course to get it to appear.
too long to be taken / understood / absorbed / in one session
By on Dec, 19, 2019
too long to be taken / understood / absorbed / in one session
The graphics were baffling, rarely matched the text
By (Architect) on Dec, 10, 2019
The graphics were baffling, rarely matched the text. Like the subject matter a lot however.
A lot of information to read - different formatting would be more engaging
By on Jun, 12, 2020
A lot of information to read - different formatting would be more engaging
average
By (Contractor / Trades) on Mar, 25, 2020
average
Important topic
By (Engineer) on Dec, 11, 2019
Important topic
very long, hard to follow - italic points in questions helped make the questions clear
By on Feb, 20, 2020
very long, hard to follow - italic points in questions helped make the questions clear
N/A
By on Dec, 19, 2019
N/A
Good
By on Mar, 31, 2020
Good
Need more interaction
By on Apr, 06, 2020
Need more interaction.
Good information but was delivered very good
By on Jan, 31, 2020
Good information but was delivered very good. It was hard at times to stay focused on the material.
Ambiguous questions with wrong answer
By on Dec, 17, 2019
Ambiguous questions with wrong answer.
Content - too much emphasis on acronyms, what things are called, and whether an activity falls under step 1 or step 2 etc
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on Dec, 31, 2019
Content - too much emphasis on acronyms, what things are called, and whether an activity falls under step 1 or step 2 etc. Little to no actual helpful content. Online system - System froze multiple times. In dealing with one of the freezes, an inadvertent creation of a second window caused the red vector site to stop the clock/be timed out (froze up) while I was using the second window to go through the doc. Then when I realized that had occurred (as it was not recording the time), and I logged back into the red vector site, the system had no way to advance quickly to where I had been. (The site advanced me to the last page where the system had recognized I was logged in, which unfortunately was about 50 pages behind the page I had reached in the second window). Then, to advance back to where I'd been, there was no way to select that page number and the document was so long (252 pages), that I instead had to click through 50+ pages one by one that I had already viewed, just to get back to where I was. If I clicked too fast, the system froze up again. If I attempted to use the menu on the sidebar, all I could get to was a first page view of that screen, which would not allow jumps to anything other than those pages. For a document this long (252 pages), there needs to be a way to navigate and jump without paging through one by one.
Long, boring, lack of audio, I will never use this in my job
By on Feb, 19, 2020
Long, boring, lack of audio, I will never use this in my job
To long and boring
By on Apr, 21, 2020
To long and boring
Excessive text with no audio
By (Engineer) on Nov, 18, 2019
Excessive text with no audio
Course is overly redundant in unnecessary areas, and does a poor job of emphasizing key elements to Emergency Management
By on May, 27, 2020
Course is overly redundant in unnecessary areas, and does a poor job of emphasizing key elements to Emergency Management. Course presentation is too long and material not conducive to simply reading 250+ slides of information needing to be retained for final examination.