21st Century FEMA Study Course: Continuity of Operations (COOP) - Pandemic Influenza, Awareness, Introduction to COOP, Continuity Program Manager (IS-520, IS-522, IS-546.a, IS-547.a, IS-548)
This compendium of five Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manuals from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) covers the topic of Continuity of Operations (COOP). More
This compendium of five Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manuals from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) covers the topic of Continuity of Operations (COOP), with information about pandemic influenza, essential functions, services, and records, orders of succession, delegations of authority, workforce issues, hygiene, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, telework, COOP awareness, continuity program manager, and much more. The courses included are:
IS-520 - Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas * IS-522 - Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics * IS-546.a - Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness * IS-547.a-Introduction to Continuity of Operations * IS-548 - Continuity Program Manager
IS-520: This course introduces students to the characteristics of a pandemic influenza, the effects that a pandemic influenza can have on every facet of our society, and the steps their organizations can take to minimize the effects of a pandemic. At the end of this course, the students should be able to: Explain the differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza. * Relate the effects of a pandemic influenza to daily organizational operations and basic services. * Describe strategies for resolving continuity challenges presented in a pandemic situation.
IS-522: This course is based on the pandemic continuity tabletop exercise Determined Accord. The course covers fundamental continuity principles and processes but is focused on the special continuity requirements for pandemics. Strategies such as telework and other social distancing strategies are described as well as special protection strategies for first responders, healthcare personnel, and others who have daily contact with the public. The flexible delivery version of this course includes the Determined Accord tabletop exercise based on the recent H1N1 pandemic. In this online version, students watch a discussion among first responders and respond to related questions.
IS-546: This course introduces students to the concept of continuity planning. The course provides a brief overview of continuity, including its definition, the legal basis for continuity planning, the Continuity Program Management Cycle, and essential elements of a viable continuity program.
Although this course directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course is also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.
IS-547: course describes the Continuity Management Cycle and how it should be used to develop sound continuity of operations plans. Although this course directly addresses continuity requirements for Federal Executive branch organizations, the course is also useful to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments. At the end of this course, the participants will be able to: * Define Continuity of Operations. * Identify the legal basis for Continuity of Operations. * Describe the structure of the continuity planning team. * Explain the continuity program management cycle. * Identify the phases of continuity. * Recognize the steps in the continuity planning model.
IS-548: This course describes the requirements for developing a continuity program as prescribed in Federal Continuity Directive (FCD) 1, Federal Executive Branch National Continuity Program and Requirements. The course covers program requirements and elements and support requirements and describes the roles and responsibilities of the Continuity Program Manager and other key players in developing a viable continuity program.
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