It Starts with Risk
1. What is Emergency Management?
Welcome to Module 1: It Starts with Risk
Although you will have had a brief overview of what will be covered in this course and how to navigate through the eBooks that make up the course, we have yet to ask the question 'What exactly is emergency management?'. It is no coincidence that the 4 modules in this course relate to risk, risk readiness and resilience, risk response management, collaboration and coordination and emergency/disaster recovery. These are the founding concepts of managing emergencies.
Watch the video below (4:57mins) for a better understanding of how this course was designed to provide you with the basics necessary to start your emergency management journey.
Reminder: When you have pressed play on this and any other video in the course, you can click on the 'fullscreen' icon in the bottom right of the video to expand the screen to fit the device you are using. This is especially helpful if you are on a mobile device!