There is a standardized “Engagement Assignment” in a range of 250-275 words, Describe your expectations coming into this class, and what knowledge/skills you hope to acquire as the outcome of taking this course. This course is called “Fiscal Management for Emergency Services”


This course will present the processes of budget preparation for emergency services administrators, including comparative analysis of major line item expenses, contractual and consultative items. It will examine the problems of governmental funding, service and equipment cutbacks, cost comparison and accessibility of local, state and federal grants. The budget has become a complicated process characterized by a struggle for resources between various interest groups. Therefore, the public policy and politics of the process and proposed reforms are examined.


1. Outline the components of a government budget and define the associated terminology.

2. Apply the principles of fiscal management for enhancing the financial effectiveness and efficiency of emergency services organizations.

3. Identify the types of budgets in emergency response situations and their individual applications and appropriateness.

4. Illustrate the importance of grant funding and proper grant management in disaster response.

5. Analyze and interpret the Federal Appropriations and grant process for emergency organizations.

6. Assess the impact of fiscal management on highly vulnerable population groups and minorities served by public safety organizations.

7. Evaluate revenue sources in one’s organization and determine reasons related to their increase or decrease.