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Insights for emergency management undergraduates about the importance of exercises in their chosen profession

Steven J. Goff, MEP, MA, MBA, DM

Abstract


Objective: To explore the use of exercises as a component of emergency management (EM) baccalaureate degree programs to assure competence of new emergency managers.

Methods: This qualitative study used document and Web site review and open-ended survey questions for program directors to determine the extent of use and need for exercises as a part of EM undergraduate programs.

Results: Exercise planning, design, and implementation courses are available through the Emergency Management Institute, and based on the literature, education, and training in planning, designing, and executing exercises should be a component of baccalaureate degree programs in EM.


Keywords


emergency management, exercises, HSEEP, bachelor’s degree

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2019.0442

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