Career Description

Emergency management directors plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

Academic Requirements

The emergency management curriculum includes the study of emergency response policies, planning and systems, and disaster planning and control. Areas of study include the implementation and direction of search and rescue operations, public safety, media communications and disaster prevention.