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Course Title: Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management (AWR-347)
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.
Description:

Building awareness of future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face is very important. This course helps emergency services and the community better prepare for the climate adaptations necessary and systems vulnerabilities that may occur from hazard impacts. Participants will be able to describe the principles of climate adaptation planning for emergency management and existing first response processes and will be able to discuss the impact of weather on critical infrastructure and key resources while explaining the concurrent effects of climate change on those impacts.   Participants will also gain an understanding of how to identify and apply adaptation strategies to address local emergency services sector vulnerabilities. The course is also designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about various resources that can be used to implement local climate adaptation strategies in their communities.

The goal of this course is to prepare the community and the emergency services sector for the climate adaptations and systems vulnerabilities that might occur from hazard impacts and to enhance awareness to future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face. 

Course Modules:

  • Weather Hazards and Climate Patterns
  • Assessing Infrastructure and Asset Impacts
  • Climate Adaptation Strategies
Target Audience:

This awareness level course in intended for a target audience of the Whole Community, including, Citizen/Community Volunteers, Citizen Corp Councils, Coastal Zone Managers, Developers, Emergency Management Agencies, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials workers, Healthcare workers, Fire Services, General Public, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Non-Governmental Organizations, Public Health sector workers, Public Safety Communication, Public Utilities, Public Works, Search & Rescue, Security Professionals, Tribal leaders, and Transportation Security who have little or no exposure to the tools and methods for enhancing community resiliency.

 

Particular focus is on the emergency services sectors vulnerable to future natural hazard impacts.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between weather hazards and global climate change
  2. Identify the potential impacts of climate change on critical infrastructure and key assets
  3. Explain the process of developing adaptation strategies for the impacts of climate change
Contact Hours: 8
APA Credits 6.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credits 6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credits 8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Type: Awareness
Prerequisites:

none

Requirements:

N/A

Provider: UH-NDPTC
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
Test Requirements:
  • Pre-test to be completed PRIOR to the course. Assists to assess familiarity with the course subject material.
  • Post test to be completed at completion of course. To receive a FEMA issued Certificate of Completion, a post test score of at least 70% must be obtained.
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.