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An introduction to the incident timeline

In this section you will review the stages that emergency incidents transition through prior to their resolution. Watch the video, in which Paul Amos describes the emergency timeline. All emergency …

Evaluating an incident command system

We will now explore an example of an ICS, the US National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS could be summarised as: The common, interoperable approach to sharing resources, coordinating and …

Basic risk assessment

So how do we assess risk? We have seen that the risk environment within which emergency managers operate is subject to societal pressures that can take the form of legal …

The process of mitigating risk

You have seen how the expectations to reduce risk have changed over time. You will now explore some of the processes that have been developed to try mitigate these risks. …

What you can expect to do on this course

Over the past 40 years we have seen society’s attitude to risk change and many now expect it to be reduced or even eliminated. This is reflected in media interest, …

Learning at Coventry

Coventry University believes that a good student experience is central to learning at a world-class standard. To reflect our success we were recently awarded the title of University of the …