FESA 338 - Essentials of Emergency Management

  • 3 credits
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This course will present emergency management theory and application to risk assessment, mitigation, planning and preparation, response, recovery, and Emergency Operations Centers development and operation in large-scale and multi-agency emergencies and disasters.

This course can be applied toward:

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Introduction to Emergency Management, 6th Ed. (2017)
    Haddow, George et al.
    ISBN: 978-0128030646


Lonnie Inzer
Lonnie Inzer


As a 1981 Colorado State University graduate of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, with a degree in Recreation Resources, Lonnie is honored to teach for CSU in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. He has served as an instructor for the FESA program for the last seven years. Lonnie brings over 27 years of teaching experience as a Leadership, Ethics, Fire Science, Fire Administration and Emergency Management instructor. For 16 years he also directed the Pikes Peak Community College Fire Science Technology degree program, educating entry level firefighters and career firefighters nationwide. Currently, Lonnie is an Emergency Preparedness Planner for the El Paso County, Colorado Office of Emergency Management.

Lonnie has 23 years of fire service experience, is the former Fire Chief for the Colorado Centre Metropolitan District Fire Department, and is a retired Colorado Springs Fire Department Captain. Lonnie started his fire service career as a civilian DOD Firefighter with the Fort Carson Fire Department. He has also worked with the Corps of Engineers, Colorado State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service.

Lonnie has a B.S. from CSU and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Fort Hays State University, Kansas. He is a certified Fire Department Safety Officer with the ProBoard Fire Department Safety Officers Association. Lonnie is a certified instructor for the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute, Phi Theta Kappa. He has written and developed ProBoard Fire Officer III and Instructor II certification programs for the Colorado Metropolitan Certification Board. Lonnie has attained numerous FEMA, EMI and NFPA certifications. Lonnie lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Linda and has two children who attend CSU.