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Volcanic Crises Awareness (AWR-233)

Volcanic Crises Awareness (AWR-233)

Delivery Date:
11/13/2017 - 11/14/2017
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (US/Pacific)
Chester, California
Jessica Ball, John Ewert, Margaret Mangan, Jeff Rubin
Course Description
FEMA Certified

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
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APA Credit Units:
10.0 Certification Maintenance
IACET Credit Units:
1.0 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credit Units:
12.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
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Host Agency:
Chester Fire Department
Contact Person:
Ashley Chalcarz<808-725-5238
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