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EM 276 Resource Management Course

Course Rationale

Recent after-action reports prepared by the Federal Response Planning Task Force, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the U.S. General Accounting Office indicated a need for training in several response and recovery operations. Additionally, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) conducted interviews with State and local emergency management directors, operations officers, and training officers in Iowa and Missouri following the floods of 1993 which confirmed the training need for Resource Management (RM) Coordinators and others involved in response and recovery operations.

Resource management is handled differently in every jurisdiction, and the roles and responsibilities of the RM Coordinator are not clearly defined. Thus, a standardized approach to resource management is nonexistent. This curriculum reflects an amalgam of course material and recourses, emphasizing a systemic approach to recourse management.

This curriculum was developed based on the findings of a front-end analysis and design meeting. The training approach used in this curriculum emphasizes performance-based training results. The course content focuses on the information RM Coordinators need to know to make informed decisions about resource management. The training exercises are designed to involve the learner in practical activities that he or she can readily transfer to the job.

Course Goal

The goal of the resource management curriculum is to provide RM Coordinators with the knowledge and skills they need to perform resource management functions within the overall framework of the emergency operations center (EOC). The curriculum was designed using a performance-based approach which emphasizes learning activities that are easily transferable to the job.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Implement and activate a resource management system during an emergency
  • Manage the coordination of resources during an emergency

This course was release by FEMA February 1999 and will take approximately 13 hours to complete. There are four modules and one attachment in two files associated with this course. The course files are less than one megabyte for the benefit of low bandwidth (14.4 and 28.8 modem) users. The naming protocol is em276.exe and Em276Attach.pdf. Graphics may not be optimum in these documents due to originals and file size considerations.

Upon receiving your paid registration, we will send you the password to open these. We recommend you print out the pages as you need them and keep them as a paper reference.

The test is submitted online. When you pass the test, you will be mailed a certificate of completion.


The final exam is 16 questions taken from the reading material. You may use any of the materials while taking the test.

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