Approved in Notice no. 10219/2017


COORDINATOR
Engineer Paulo Gil Martins
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FCT COORDINATOR
Engineer Paulo Resende
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The Professional Higher Technical Course in Civil Protection and Rescue aims to qualify our students as high-quality professionals who autonomously, in a team or under guidance, can effectively develop a set of multidisciplinary knowledge that enable them to properly intervene in society and with citizens, ensuring the development of practical skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for the safety and protection of citizens, heritage and environment.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Manage incidents: mobilize the means and resources most appropriate to the occurrence, the environment, the people, animals and goods involved, considering the resources and means available and the speed/ease of mobilization and arrival at the place of occurrence;
  • Integrate emergency operations planning teams to plan and organize search and rescue, relief and assistance, evacuation, accommodation and supply of people in disaster situations;
  • Participate in the creation, drafting and operationalization of emergency plans and coordinate emergency planning teams: allocate the tasks required to prepare the plan to the proper human resources; monitor the plan preparation; ensure the presentation of the plan to the competent entities in accordance with the legally defined terms and deadlines;
  • Assess and characterize natural, technological and environmental risks: Identify and characterize the risks in the territory;
  • Monitor risks: Apply procedures for monitoring hazardous phenomena;
  • Manage emergency communication: centralize communications, prepare announcements and disseminate official announcements, prepare and issue warnings to the general population;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of training/awareness actions: Identify areas in need of training and/or sensitization of the population; Propose ways and resources to implement these actions;
  • Develop, in a team, Civil Protection exercises: plan, execute and evaluate them;
  • Monitor fire safety inspections in buildings (carried out by specialized technicians in accordance with the applicable legal framework);
  • Provide first aid with basic life support techniques with external automatic defibrillation (BLS-EAD).

CURRICULUM

1ST YEAR

HOURS ECTS

Technical English

60 5

Applied Mathematics

45 5

Applied Physics

45 5

Chemistry

45 5

Information Technologies

30 3

Probability and Statistics

45 4

Leadership and Motivation

14 1

Training Management

14 1

Entrepreneurship

14 1

Team and Stress Management

14 1

Fundamentals of Civil Protection

14 1

Fundamentals of Topography, Cartography and Orientation

14 1

Geographic Information Systems

45 5

Fire Science

14 1

First Aid with External Automatic Defibrillation

30 3

Risk Analysis

45 5

Technological Risks

30 4

Natural Risks

30 4

Fire Safety in Buildings I

60 5
2ND YEAR HOURS ECTS

Fire Safety in Buildings II

30 3

Meteorology and Climatology

30 3

Introduction to Environment and Environmental Assessment and Impacts

45 4

Hydrology

30 4

Emergency Planning

30 4

Operational Directives, Plans and Standards

14 1

Civil Protection Administration and Logistics

30 3

Steering, Command and Control Systems

30 3

Emergency Communication Management

16 1

Awareness and Public Information

20 1

Exercise Planning, Operationalization and Assessment

30 3

Internship

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