871370 Disaster management and emergency services

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kreuzer, Stefan
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


The lecture Event Management and emergency organizations is combined with the lecture civil protection (Peter Kaiser).

The lecture Event Management and EO provides a deeper insight into the event dealing with disaster situations with a focus on natural disasters. Since 2006, a directive of the Federal Ministry of Internal affairs controls the special organizational structure of the Austrian civil protection authorities and emergency services in the event of a disaster.

The lecture mediates:

• the content of SKKM Directive for leading in Disaster Response (organizational and operational structure, management process, guiding means)
• Creation and content of emergency plans
• use of early warning systems

The highlight of the course is a simulation exercise in which the participants can take on the role of decision-makers, experts and managers of emergency services. Thus, the practical challenges to decision-makers in complex, time-critical operational situations, such as in the course of coping with a disaster floods, will be mediated.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Be familiar with the essential elements of event management and emergency response organization
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.