The role of the Fire Service in disaster management is expanding not only in Canada, but around the world. As all-hazards responders, we need to view disaster management through a lens that recognizes our critical role on the response phase of a hazard impact to the community (i.e. disaster), but also takes into account our role in the prevention, preparedness, and recovery of our communities to these impacts. The intent of this course is to view the realm of disaster management in a more holistic sense, to identify where gaps may currently exist, and to align our approaches as fire service professionals to the needs of the community we serve.
Unit 1: Disaster Preparedness
Week 1 to Week 4
Unit 2: Disaster Response
Unit 3: Disaster Recovery
Week 6 to Week 9
Unit 4: Lessons Learned for Disaster Management Practitioners
Week 10 to Week 12
What You Will Learn
Through this course, we will seek to better understand how disaster management is linked with the organization and management of resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies.
This is aligned with the recognition and application of the four phases of emergency management (Prevention, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery) to lessen the community impacts of disasters).
The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to use this elective course toward the Certificate in Fire Service Administration, you must first complete the Certificate in Fire Service Leadership program. In some cases, special permission may be granted from the program director to take this as an 'isolated' course (not used toward the CFSA certificate).
Prerequisite: Completion of the "Certificate in Fire Service Leadership"
This course is recommended for Fire Service and Emergency Services professionals looking to expand their knowledge of concepts associated with Disaster Management.
Information provided, along with the interactive discussions and written assignments, provide an opportunity to explore various concepts and to better understand the evolution of disaster management within the Fire Service and society in general.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Elective
- Fire Officer III Accreditation Track : Required
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Electives (3)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Emergency Management : Elective
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Operational Planning : Elective (2)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Strategic Planning : Required (9 courses)