Emergency ManagementResource Inventory Management for Rural Communities (MGT-339)
Is an eight-hour training program designed to educate participants on the need for resource inventory management practices, effective strategies, and tools in development of a communitywide resource inventory. In this increasingly volatile environment, continuously confronted with natural and manmade disasters, interconnected infrastructures are subject to disruptions that can have broad impacts on regional, national, and global systems. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina‘s landfall disrupted local, regional, national, and global critical infrastructures, making it evident that disruption to one system can have cascading effects within others. Major disruptions such as this not only affect national security but also affect the nation‘s economy and well-being. This heightened interconnectedness among critical infrastructure sectors means that communities are even more dependent on partnerships as a means of effectively coordinating resources before, during, and after emergencies. In rural communities, where supply chains can be more vulnerable, these partnerships are even more important. Rural communities that are not adequately prepared for disasters, risk incurring additional expenses in the long term. Disruption of the flow of goods and services in to and out of the community, job loss, loss of tax revenue, lack of housing, high rebuilding costs (owing to a scarcity of materials), and a corresponding increase in demand all place a strain on the economy.
Prerequisites: Students are encouraged to have completed the following training prior to attendance: IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents IS-300 Intermediate Incident Command System IS-400 Advanced Incident Command System IS-700 National Incident Management System