Emergency Response Tactical Operations
I. Course Prefix/Number: LAE 192
Course Name: Emergency Response Tactical Operations
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
• hostile intruder
• severe weather
• utility outages
• natural disasters
• facility security (schools, public assemblies, health care)
Technologies are used by students in a lab environment to gain information about the condition of personnel, and to assess risk. Technologies will include surveillance, pre-plans, and converged communications to provide information to emergency operations managers for developing the appropriate tactical response and recovery efforts.
Students cannot receive credit for both FIR 192 and LAE 192.
IV. Learning Objectives
• Students will use pre-plans and databases for a variety of crisis situations to develop appropriate responses.
• Students will develop tactical plans to be used by Emergency Response Personnel for a specific hazard response
• Student will be able to assess critical situations, respond appropriately, mitigate the incident, and initiate the recovery phase.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
2. Risk Assessment
3. Risk Analysis – Surveillance and planning technologies
5. Tactical Operations
6. Developing Appropriate Tactical Responses
7. Unified Command
8. All Hazard Planning
9. Lab and reports
10. Lab and reports
11. Class Project - Tactical Scenario Presentation
12. Final Exam
The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments by informing the class accordingly.
VII. Methods of Instruction
Problems will be assigned during class.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
o Passing examinations and quizzes.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
60% Labs / Reports
25% Tests & Quizzes
15% Homework questions
100% Grade Total
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
BELOW 60% = F
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.