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Date: October 16

Time: 10 am ET/7 am PT to 6 pm ET/3 pm PT


8 Contact Hours/0.8 CEUs

This  class provides executive leadership with the operational philosophy for emergency management operations. The class explores the roles and responsibilities of executive leadership and how they fit into the EM continuum. 


What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of the “Culture of Preparedness”.
  • Your role in preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
  • The functions and role of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • The basic concepts of ICS (Incident Command System).
  • Your role in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • How executive leadership can support EM.
  • How to nurture a virtual EOC (VEOC) environment.


Instructor: Paul Seldes

Instructor Paul Seldes is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), a Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM), and a Florida Master Instructor (FMI). He has served in leadership roles for a large Florida coastal County and served in Command and General staff positions on a Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) FEMA Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT). He has supported operations at events of national significance including the 2020 and 2021 Superbowl and several space launches. Mr. Seldes responded to large disasters as part of Command and General Staff including several major hurricanes, the 9-11 terrorist attacks in NYC, and multiple tornadoes, flooding events, and wildfires. Mr. Seldes has also served as a Florida Emergency Management Certification Commissioner for over ten years

Emergency Management-An Executive Operational Philosophy

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