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Course Title: Coastal Hazards Awareness
Status: This course is currently pending FEMA Certification.
Description:

This one-day awareness-level training course aims to increase the awareness of the hazards facing coastal communities and basic strategies to reduce the risk to those hazards.  This course provides training on the basic science of, assessment of, and preparedness for natural hazards and risks that uniquely affect coastal communities. Examples of these hazards are short term events such as high surf, storm surge, and tsunami inundation, or long term threats from sea level rise and coastal erosion.

 

The goal of this course is to enable participants to:

  • Describe the hazards and impacts that threaten coastal communities
  • Interpret official coastal hazard information and warning products
  • Understand the characteristics of the coastal zone that contribute to vulnerability
  • Identify regulatory tools, best practices, and resources to help prepare for and mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards on communities

 

As an awareness-level course, this course aims to provide participants a general understanding of the risks associated with coastal hazards, introduce methods of assessing that risk, and describe tools to help prepare for, plan for, and reduce those risks to coastal communities.

Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative
    • Government Officials
    • Planners and Developers
    • Coastal Zone Managers
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety
  • Security and Safety
  • Public Works
  • Education
  • Citizens/Community Volunteer
  • General Public
Contact Hours: 8
Type: Awareness
Prerequisites:
Requirements:
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.