Emergency Preparedness for Facility Managers (FM 0401)

E-mail: execinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

This course examines emergency preparedness at both a macro and micro level, from planning for an emergency through recovering from disasters. Students will learn how planning for emergencies can make their organization more resilient to overcome any emergency. Focus will be on building systems and providing basic information on the following topics: emergency generators, elevators and escalators, fire protection, hazardous materials, indoor air quality, storm and weather preparedness, natural disasters, infectious disease, physical security, lockout-tagout, water disruption, and terrorism. Additional areas of discussion include: roles and responsibilities, factors of mitigation, strategies for mitigation, damage assessment, the need for a comprehensive training program; the need to rehearse plans using drills, exercises, and table tops; the importance of command, control and communications; the value of lessons learned, and the National Incident Management System.
This course can be selected as an elective in Mason’s Facility Management Certificate program. Click here to learn more.

  • Participants at every career level with backgrounds in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Buildings Operations and Maintenance, Property Management, Interior Design, Business Administration, or anyone with an interest in the field of Facility Management
  • Those seeking CFM or FMP designations administered by IFMA

Students successfully completing the course requirements - attendance, class participation, assignments, and tests receive a Certificate of Attendance.

What some of our clients are saying:

“The application of relevant Emergency Management to Facilities management was comprehensive and thorough.”

“[This course provided] me with more knowledge and awareness of emergencies that could occur in the work place and in the area where I live.”

“Gained knowledge on what the facility manager is responsible for during an emergency.”

“It [Mason’s Facility Management Certificate program] was a great learning experience. All of the instructors were knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. I have gained enough knowledge through this program for me to feel confident that I can be a Facilities Manager. Thank you for offering this course and making it convenient by coming to our facility to teach the courses.”
-2018 student
Rich Payant, DBA, MA, CFM, CPE, CHS, Leed Green Associate.

Rich has 23 years of increasing responsibility as an officer with the Army Corps of Engineers, and 22 years as Director of Facilities Management at Georgetown University. He has authored and co-authored several books and articles on facility management.

Rich is presently the Principal of Facility Partners International.

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