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|Course Title:||Hurricane Awareness (AWR-343)|
|Status:||FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.|
AWR-343 Hurricane Awareness is a four-hour, awareness-level course that provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members from all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.
The goals of this course are to enable participants to:
The discussion of these topics will be framed to maximize the safety of first responders and other emergency staff and their ability to respond to and help others.
Key concepts and discussion topics will be reinforced with facilitator-led group activities that utilize real world hurricane scenarios. These activities will illustrate the diverse challenges and complexities that can occur during actual hurricane events while building participants’ experience and confidence in anticipating, heeding warnings, and responding to hurricanes.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
|APA Credits||3.5 Certification Maintenance|
|ASFPM Credits||3.5 Continuing Education Credits|
|IACET Credits||0.3 Continuing Education Units|
|IAEM (E/G) Credits||4.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours|
|Delivery Method:||Instructor Led. If you are interested in having this course delivered in your area, please contact your State Administrative Agency (SAA) through the FEMA Emergency Management System. Step-by-step instructions are available at: https://www.firstrespondertraining.gov|
|Max Enrollment:||30 - 40 participants|
|Costs:||The cost of developing and delivering training is covered by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There is no cost to the individual for taking the course. we do not cover the cost of travel or lodging to attend training.|