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Planning (L-103)

Course Description

This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The course content includes Emergency Management Planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.

The content also derives from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Government Emergency Plans, and its six-step planning process and inclusive whole community philosophy. Likewise, doctrine from the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), is included in the course. Special event planning is then explained in the course, and table group activities to analyze plans for special events are conducted.

Selection Criteria: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the relationships among preparedness, THIRA, and emergency operations planning.
  • Identify the steps in the emergency planning process and their expected outcomes.
  • Describe the purpose and components of an Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Apply the emergency planning principles and process in evaluating an Emergency Operations Plan.

Mission Areas

  • Common


  • Emergency Management

Primary Core Capability

Date(s)  Thu. Mar 23, 2023 0800-1700 
Fri. Mar 24, 2023 0800-1700 
Location Wake Tech Public Safety Training Center - Wake County
321 Chapanoke Road, Raleigh NC 27603 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor FED, Direct Delivery 
Additional Instructors Brock, Michelle   
Course Length 2 days 
Course Hours 16 
Award Credentials
Prerequisites An Introduction to Exercises (IS-00120.c)
Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100 (IS-00100.c)
An Introduction to the National Incident Management Sys (IS-00700.b)
Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response (IS-00200.c)
National Response Framework An Introduction (IS-00800.d)
Fundamentals of Emergency Management (IS-00230.e)
Required current version of each IS0100.c: An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 IS0120.c: An Introduction to Exercises IS0200.c: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response IS0230.e: Fundamentals of Emergency Management IS0700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System IS0800.d: National Response Framework, An Introduction
Equivalent Prerequisites G-100, NC189, G100, SURRY-CL-ICS100mapw2, SURRY-CL-ICS100mapw3, SURRY-CL-ICS100mapw1
Maximum Participants 25
# Open Seats 8
# on Wait List 0
Attachments NCEM Travel Packet
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