Course Detail: ERPD - All-Enterprise Emergency Response and Resilience

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Embark on a transformative learning journey with our comprehensive online course focused on All-Enterprise Emergency Response and Resilience. Explore key concepts, master essential skills, and gain a deep understanding of the significance of emergency response, resilience, and business continuity, and their impact on an enterprise. The Emergency Response Course will discuss the nature of emergencies and natural disasters in a company, with a focus on how emergency response, resilience, and business continuity can mitigate the impact on the enterprise.  Course participants will become familiar with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS), understand how their internal Emergency Response Team can interface with the ICS.  Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to systematically develop and/or analyze an Emergency Response Plan (ERP).  Participants will become familiar with the challenges of implementing their ERP and assessing its effectiveness.  Finally, participants will become familiar with best practices from a variety of industries.

Attendees will hear from subject matter experts including an airline Vice President of Flight Operations and gain valuable knowledge in understanding how to effectively provide leadership and support to develop and implement policy and procedures to ensure safety and efficient operations, with a focus on risk mitigation and emergency preparedness. 

"From my experience at the NTSB, I have seen that, time after time, organizations aren't truly prepared to deal with an emergency. That's why we built this course from the ground up, to help organizations be better prepared to deal with disaster. You can't afford to not be prepared."
~ Robert Sumwalt, former chairman, NTSB

Key Topics

  • Emergency Response
  • Resilience
  • Business Continuity
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Command Post
  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness

Who Should Attend

As emergency response affects many individuals and departments, professionals working in various capacities across the a variety of industries  can benefit from this knowledge including:

  • Organizational leaders
  • Safety leaders, managers, professionals
  • Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) professionals
  • Representatives from local, state and federal agencies
  • Non-profit organizations tasked with local response to disasters
  • Emergency managers
  • Disaster response professionals
  • Safety professionals 
  • Public Information Officers (PIO)
  • Risk managers

Course Objectives

Explore key concepts, master essential skills, and gain a deep understanding of the significance of emergency response, resilience, and business continuity, and their impact on an enterprise. By the end of this course, students will emerge equipped with the knowledge and proficiency needed to: 

  • Identify the basis of emergency response through the lens of safety management systems, resilience, and business continuity. 
  • Identify the key components of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) with an eye toward key interfaces. 
  • Evaluate enterprise exposure to the risk of an accident, incident and/or emergency. 
  • Construct an effective All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan (ERP). 
  • Explain the steps necessary to assess an ERP and help ensures its efficacy. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Embry-Riddle will award 4.0 CEUs to each attendee who successfully completes the course.

Course Format

The best of both worlds ~ an online asynchronous self-paced course with access to a subject matter expert. Course delivery will include both asynchronous and synchronous components comprised of various instructional strategies, such as readings, narrated videos, discussion boards, and  optional synchronous online meetings.

Registration Information

The preferred method of payment is credit-card at the time of registration. If you are paying by another method of payment (wire-transfer, employer voucher, check/PO), please 'Create Profile' from the left menu and then contact Daytona Beach ProEd to submit a registration request. Please note registrations are not guaranteed until payment is received in full.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of $150 will be assessed on any standard cancellations. A late cancellation charge of 25% of the course registration fee will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of the course. For additional information, please review the detailed cancellation, deferment, no-show and refund policies.

 Session Information: D1024-ERPD-O1

Schedule: The course is offered as an online, asynchronous course from Oct. 28 - Nov. 22, 2024. The instructor will provide virtual office hours, to supplement learning objectives and review content. The final schedule will be confirmed by the instructor. If content is covered during the virtual office sessions, they will be recorded and posted to the course.

Additional Information

Contact: Crystal Fornataro
Tel: 386.226.2983


Name Additional Resources
Bob Waltz, Ph.D., FRAeS

Facility Detail

Daytona Beach Campus
Online Course
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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