EPP421 - Emergency Planning and Preparedness

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Subject Title
Emergency Planning and Preparedness

Subject Description
In this course students will learn the theory as well as the practical application of Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness. Students will explore the history of Emergency Response and what lessons have been learned from past ?mishandling of aviation emergencies. At the successful conclusion of this course, each student will have the theoretical knowledge to be able to design and implement a basic emergency response and preparedness plan and be able to act as a contributing member of either a Headquarters or Field Emergency Response Team. The successful student shall also earn his/her Blood Borne Pathogen Certification Card. 

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Elaborate on how to Lead or assist in leading an aviation organization through a major accident, airborne emergency, bomb threat, hijacking, missing aircraft or dangerous goods incident.
2. Describe the components and the structure of an Emergency Response Plan.
3. Explain the regulatory requirements and standards for Canadian and International Emergency Response operations both at the Headquarters and Field Team level.
4. Describe all of the components in an effective Emergency Response Program.
5. Demonstrate the ability to author an effective basic Emergency Response Manual and navigate through the process of ERP implementation.
6. Explain the importance of developing and implementing a well thought out and well-rehearsed Emergency Response Plan.
7. Demonstrate how to act as an effective member of a Headquarters or Field Team.
8. Explain and interpret the concepts of the Family Assistance Act and how it is administered in the context of an Emergency Response Plan.
9. The successful student shall also earn his/her Blood Borne Pathogen Certification Card.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.