Course Summary
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6 days (55 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Analytical Technology or Swot Analysis


The course objective is to provide students with the ability to leverage technology to support community risk reduction and fire and emergency services preparedness planning; and to support safety, management, and response operations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the concept of analytics to improve decision making process and avoid negative consequences
  • Evaluate a variety of analytical tools including the Applied Hierarchy Process Model to determine the applicability of these tools to decision making in both non-response as well as response planning
  • Evaluate the application of spatial technologies for use in emergency services
  • And choose an appropriate technology to effectively communicate results of the analytical process and the decisions that result from the analytical process to staff, management, or the community
  • Compare and contrast emergency technologies and the potential impact of implementing new technologies within agencies
  • Examine sources of data, database formats, data collection processes and data management systems to identify data and reporting needs in preplanning, response, mitigation, and recovery

General Course Topics:

  • Analysis for decision making
  • Emerging technologies
  • Data and reporting
  • Analytical tools for decision-making
  • Geospatial technologies for risk reduction analysis
  • Presenting your results
  • Final graded activity
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Written Papers

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Supplemental Materials