Course Catalog

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Building Resilient Food Networks Coastal Community Resilience (AWR-228)
Coastal Community Resilience - Custom (AWR-228-C) Coastal Flood Risk Reduction (PER-305)
Community Model Interface for Tsunami (ComMIT) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Coastal Inundation Mapping
Hazardous Weather Preparedness for Campuses Hurricane Awareness
HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities (PER-306) Intermediate Social Media Tools and Techniques
Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments (AWR-319) Leveraging Tools for Coordinated Community Disaster Communications
Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders (AWR-310) Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals (AWR-322)
Securing Post-Disaster Food Supply Networks Social Media Engagement Strategies
Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304) Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery - Web
Tornado Awareness Tsunami Awareness (AWR-217)
Volcanic Crises Awareness (AWR-233) Winter Weather Hazards: Science and Preparedness
Course Description
Course Title: Volcanic Crises Awareness (AWR-233 )
Status: FEMA Certified. This course is now listed in the FEMA National Training and Education Division (NTED) Catalog.

The United States ranks third, behind Indonesia and Japan, in the number of active volcanoes. Participants will gain an understanding of the complex factors that influence volcanic crises: the hazards, vulnerabilities, impacts, and risks and the tools and processes that support monitoring, forecasts, warnings, preparedness, mitigation, and response. No advanced knowledge or experience of volcanoes is required.

This course is designed to enhance the abilities of participants to support their organizations’ preparedness and response efforts for future volcanic crises. It provides an understanding of the processes, impacts, and causes of volcanic hazards. Participants will come to understand how organizational preparedness and community-level planning support mitigation of volcanic hazard.

In the final module, participants will take part in a facilitator-led, scenario-based group activity that challenges them to identify effective actions that will reduce the impact of a volcanic crisis in their communities. In these activities, participants apply their knowledge of the presented materials to actual preparedness, mitigation, and response issues. Through these exercises they come to understand how organizational preparedness and community-level planning support the mitigation of volcanic hazards.

Course modules include:

  • The Volcano Problem
  • Hazards, Impacts, and Your Volcanoes
  • The Pulse of the Volcano
  • Case Studies
  • Awareness and Preparedness
  • Eruption Scenario
Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative

  • Emergency Management

  • Fire Services

  • Law Enforcement

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Public Health

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

  • Other
Type: Awareness




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:
Min/Max Enrollment: 25 - 30 participants
Contact Hours: 12