Emergency Response Pre-plan Design
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAD 191
Course Name: Emergency Response Pre-plan Design
Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
A course for Emergency Responders using computer based software. This course is an introduction to Emergency Response Applications with emphasis on emergency pre-planning. Course will focus on designing plans for use by emergency responders using Firehouse, AutoCAD, and other applicable software. The computer will be used by students to document information about the condition of assets, including buildings and personnel for transmission to emergency operations managers and personnel who need it for planning response, crisis management, and recovery efforts.
Students cannot receive credit for both CAD 191 and FIR 191.
IV. Learning Objectives
This course is an introduction to Emergency Response Solutions with emphasis on using computer assisted design, database and surveillance applications.
- Students will construct Computer Aided Design pre-plans.
- Students will develop an emergency pre-plan for a high risk occupancy.
- Students will create a pre-plan that can assist emergency management personnel.
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
|1||Class introduction and overview
Fire Pre-plan Drawings
|3||Fire Pre-plan Maps
Incidence reporting and notification
Emergency Resource Identification
|5||Creating safety zones
Markup and highlight crucial information
|6||Structure Risk Assessment
Hostile Intruder Analysis
Natural Disaster Planning
|8||Projects Evaluation / Final Exam|
The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the schedule by informing the class accordingly
VII. Methods of Instruction
Lectures demonstrate drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of emergency response problems.
Problems will be assigned during class.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Completion of drawings and reports.
- Passing examinations and quizzes.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
IX. Instructional Materials
Emergency Response Planning
Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition
Disaster Response & Recovery
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition
Emergency Management Technology
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition
Introduction to Emergency Management
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3rd edition
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Drawings and reports will be graded according to conventions provided on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.
15% Homework questions
100% Grade Total
F Below 60%
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.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.