The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center's Third Thursday event on April 17th featured Mr. Russ Shimooka presenting a short summary of NDPTC's new Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments course.
The ability to assess and track damage data is crucial immediately following a disaster, in order to determine recovery needs and effective resource allocation. Although damage assessments have traditionally been recorded using paper forms and photographs, advances in technology now make it possible to collect and compile this data with greater accuracy and efficiency. Mr. Shimooka demonstrated one of four tools that participants of the Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments course will be able to work with and evaluate through hands-on activities.
The Third Thursday event, held at NDPTC's Fort Street Mall office, was well attended by NDPTC staff members, as well as our professional colleagues, instructors and friends. Future Third Thursday events will continue to be held at the NDPTC offices, as well as new venues, for variety and convenience for our various colleagues. We invite you to attend our next Third Thursday talk and pau hana, to be held on May 15.
The University of Hawaii's Department of Urban and Regional Planning along with the American Planning Association's Hawaii Chapter will be hosting a job fair on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus on April 11, 2014. NDPTC's James Burke will be there to answer all your questions about a career with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.