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ATC (Applied Technology Council) Free FEMA 395 Webinar

Posted on Aug. 23, 2017

Free Webinar on Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools (FEMA 395)

 Visit ATC's website to register for the Free Webinar on Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools (FEMA 395)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Pacific

Registration Cost: Free 
2,000 registrations maximum 
To register for the webinar, click here.

Not available on Sept. 6? Register and receive a link to the recording after the webinar is conducted.

Purpose. School buildings in many states and U.S. territories are vulnerable to earthquake damage that threatens safety and continued operations. This webinar teaches participants how to: (1) assess and analyze seismic risks typical to school buildings; (2) develop actionable plans for reducing and managing these risks; (3) secure nonstructural components in school facilities; and (4) implement incremental seismic rehabilitation as an affordable approach for protecting existing school buildings and ensuring occupant safety.

Intended Audience. The target audience for the webinar includes school officials, school administrators, teachers, facility managers, engineers, and other stakeholders interested in reducing earthquake risks in school facilities.

Webinar Presenter. Michael J. Griffin, P.E. is a Principal and Partner at CCS Group, Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri. Griffin has over thirty years of extensive experience in the assessment of natural hazards—earthquake and high wind—for structures and nonstructural components, equipment, and systems. Griffin routinely provides training and education sessions to engineers, management personnel, and students in natural hazards and risk assessments. He holds both a Master and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine and is registered as a licensed Professional Engineer in seven states.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each participant of this webinar will receive a certificate in PDF format documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may request PDH documentation following the webinar.

Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP*) and is limited to 2,000 registrations. To register, click here.

NOTE: Attending this webinar is not equivalent to attending a FEMA 395 in-person training, which is typically a 4-hour session. In-person training courses on FEMA 395 are available through NETAP.

About *NETAP. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed NETAP as a mechanism for delivering direct assistance to the public through State, local, or tribal government entities, to increase their knowledge and ability to analyze their risk, make a plan, and take actions aimed at reducing their earthquake risk and supporting overall community resilience.

Webinar Handouts. The following webinar handouts are available for immediate download:

• FEMA 395, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12) in PDF format

• FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety in PDF format

Hard copies of FEMA 395 and FEMA P-1000 may be requested free of charge by contacting the FEMA Publications Warehouse (phone, 1-800-480-2520e-mail). For expedited orders or for orders shipped outside the United States, one may place an order through the ATC Online Store.

Access to a PDF of the speaker’s presentation will be provided to registered participants by September 1, 2017.