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L0103 Planning

The course gives basic concept and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management.

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5155 Silverton Rd NE 5155 Silverton Road Northeast Salem, OR 97305

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Course Overview

This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy 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 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 Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, 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 State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.


  • 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

Course Length

2 days