// NDPTC Course Information
// Course Description
|Course Title:||Flooding Hazards: Science & Preparedness|
|Status:||This course is currently pending FEMA Certification.|
Flooding hazards can threaten any community in any location in the United States. Flooding can occur over a period of weeks or days, or minutes, thus this course focuses the identification and assessment of hazards due to flooding to enable proper preparedness and response. As flooding is one of the top meteorological killers in the United States, and poses particular hazards to emergency responders, this introduction to recognizing flooding threats is essential for developing safe communities.
Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness is an awareness-level, eight-hour course that addresses the current science of the causes of floods (both meteorological and otherwise), flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and long-fuse flooding events. Modules will include instruction on:
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 flood scenarios. These activities will illustrate the diverse challenges and complexities that can occur during actual flood events while building participants’ experience and confidence in anticipating, heeding warnings, and responding to floods.
The target audience for this awareness-level and instructor-led course consists of different of first responders and other stakeholders who respond to flooding events such as:
Participants will be able to:
|IACET Credits||0.6 Continuing Education Units|
|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.|