Emergency Management

Emergency Management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. 

Saint Michael's offers a way for every person to learn how to help in an emergency situation. The College offers high-level training and certification opportunities - including the chance to earn an Emergency Management Certificate - through a blended learning curriculum that also allows students to earn a FEMA Professional Development Series certification. 

If you are a working professional, interested in our summer Emergency Management for Professionals certificate program, please visit www.smcvt.edu/summer.

The Emergency Management program, taught by Saint Michael's Director of Public Safety Doug Babcock, is a four-course certification process to help anyone learn how to operate during a crisis while also earning a Saint Michael's College Certification, a Federal Emergency Management Agency: Professional Development Series certification and meet the academic requirements of the Vermont EMD certificate. 

Emergency Management 101 (2 credits): Fundamentals of Emergency Management and command systems including the Vermont Local Emergency Management Director’s course, Red Cross shelters and other federal and state courses.

Emergency Management 102 (2 credits): This course builds on EM principles, discusses government and community relations and public information, hazard assessment and culminates in a nationally recognized program in emergency management exercise evaluation and control.  

Emergency Management 201 (2 credits): This Independent Study engages the student to work and research the intersection of emergency management and their major or area of study.  Work and deliverables will be determined and evaluated by the EM program coordinator and an appropriate professor in the academic area.  

Emergency Management 210 (2 credits): As a team students will conduct a needs assessment for an emergency exercise, assess emergency plans and resources, develop, conduct and evaluate a functional or full scale exercise according to Homeland Security (HSEEP) standards.

Douglas Babcock, B.A., M.B.A.

Director of Public Safety

Contact Professor Babcock

Robert E Sutton Fire and Rescue
Box 280
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Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing, Lyndon State College
Master’s of Business Administration, Champlain College

I began my career in Public Safety at the age of 16 and have worked in emergency medicine, fire service, law enforcement and the military over the years. I also served as the Emergency Management Director for the town of Cambridge from 2013-2017. In 2015 I became the Director of Public Safety for Saint Michael's College where I also serve as the Emergency Management Director. I have collaborated on several projects with Vermont Emergency Management and worked with numerous private companies around safety and preparedness.

Courses I Teach: 

Emergency Management Certificate program including
EM101 – Fundamentals of Emergency Management
EM102 – Emergency Management and Government
EM201 – Emergency Management Independent Study
EM210 – Emergency Management Capstone

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