Emergency Management Planner

Emergency management planners have become increasingly necessary as the world’s population has grown and people have become more and more dependent on technology. Emergency situations are typically caused by two means natural disasters and humans (either intentionally or not intentionally). Emergency situations that can affect massive groups of people range from natural disasters such as hurricanes which can be predicted several days before the strike to immediate disasters that can occur without any notice such as fires or terrorist attacks. When an emergency situation occurs and lives and property are in danger the communities and organizations that are the best prepared will have minimized damage and health risks. According to the website www.rrcc.edu emergency management planners are not just responsible for helping to control a situation after a disaster occurs but part of their job is actually to promote public education on what to do before an emergency situation happens. The website en.wikipedia.org states that there are four phases to emergency management 1) reducing the threat of an emergency 2) preparing for an emergency 3) responding to an emergency and 4) limiting further damage after an emergency. Learning to effectively deal with all four of these phases requires an education and therefore the minimum education required for a career as an emergency management specialist is an associate’s degree. However many have bachelor’s degrees. Emergency management planners must be able to remain calm and confident while under extreme stress during a crisis. According to www.simplyhired.com the average annual salary for an emergency management planner is $50000.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $50000
High Salary: $60000
Low Salary: $40000
Tasks: Ensures that communities are prepared to deal with emergency situations.
Helps to minimize the effects of disasters.
Works with a variety of people during crisis situations.
Trains and educated the public on what to do if an emergency occurs.
Also Called: Hazard and Risk Management Planner
Disaster Management Planner
Natural Disaster Management Planner
Emergency Evacuation Planner
Additional Resources: http://www.rrcc.edu/emplan/