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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.

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
Contact Hours: 8.0
IACET Credits 0.6 Continuing Education Units
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:
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.