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L0103 Planning Emergency Operations

July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The course content includes Emergency Management Planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.

The content also derives from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Government Emergency Plans, and its six-step planning process and inclusive whole community philosophy. Likewise, doctrine from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), is included in the course. Special event planning is then explained in the course, and table group activities to analyze plans for special events are conducted.

Course objectives:

  • Explain the relationships among preparedness, THIRA, and emergency operations planning.
  • Identify the steps in the emergency planning process and their expected outcomes.
  • Describe the purpose and components of an Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Apply the emergency planning principles and process in evaluating an Emergency Operations Plan.


If a participant is taking this course as part of the Academy, then he or she should take E/L0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, first. If a participant is taking this course on its own for its planning information and not in fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no prerequisites.

Target audience:

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Priority seating will be given to students completing the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Student selections will be conducted on June 12, 2018.

Course manager:

Justin Fordice
State Training Officer
WA Emergency Management Division
Phone: 253-512-7056


July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am
July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Camp Murray
Building 20B "Flood", Aviation Drive
Camp Murray, Washington
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