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Emergency Management

Overview: Most emergencies don't occur with advance notice. However, developing contingency plans for dealing with emergencies and establishing pre-determined mobility, response and recovery procedures can minimize causalities and damage. These are the essential and life-saving roles of Emergency Management personnel.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Develop contingency and disaster preparedness plans to minimize casualties and damage from natural disasters, major accidents, wartime and other military operations 
  • Coordinate actions to allow continuation or restoration of vital functions and operations 
  • Establish procedures for contamination control 
  • Ensure NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) protective clothing and devices are available 
  • Conduct disaster preparedness and hazardous material emergency response training


  • HS diploma or GED is mandatory. Completion of courses in algebra, biology, physics, chemistry, typing, computer operations and speech are desirable
  • For AFRC personnel, refer to AFRCI 10-210 regarding completion of WMGT 570 course
  • Normal color vision 
  • Ability to speak distinctly 
  • Possess a valid state driver's license to operate government motor vehicles
  • Qualification to operate government motor vehicles and vehicular equipment for "Maintenance Purposes Only" 
  • No record of claustrophobia or claustrophobic tendencies 
  • Minimum ASVAB score of 62 on General 
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Emergency Management Directors