Course Catalog

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Coastal Community Resilience (AWR-228) Coastal Community Resilience - Custom (AWR-228-C)
Coastal Flood Risk Reduction (PER-305) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Coastal Inundation Mapping
HURRIPLAN Resilient Building Design for Coastal Communities (PER-306) Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments
Leveraging Tools for Coordinated Community Disaster Communications Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens (AWR-308)
Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders (AWR-310) Natural Disaster Awareness for Security Professionals
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)
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.

This two-day course will provide an introduction to volcanic crises and will enhance the participants' ability to support their organizations' preparedness and response efforts for future volcanic crises.

It provides an understanding of:

  • Processes, impacts, and causes of volcanic hazards
  • Current monitoring and hazard assessment tools and products
  • Volcano warning and dissemination systems and methods
  • Community response to eruptions and volcanic crises


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.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for government/public decision-makers, emergency managers, response personnel, planners, and other professionals in both public and private sectors with volcanic crisis preparedness, mitigation and/or response responsibilities. Most participants will come from state and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), higher education, and private industry.

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