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Hurricane Awareness (AWR-343-v2)

Hurricane Awareness (AWR-343-v2)

Delivery Date:
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (US/Eastern)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Mallory Guy, Cheryl Nelson
Course Description
FEMA Certified

This four-hour awareness-level course provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge. This course is presented as an awareness-level course, which means that a successful participant in the course shall be able to identify and recognize the hazards associated with hurricanes and take necessary steps to prepare.

Course Modules:

  • Hurricane Structure and Hazards
  • Hurricane Forecasting and Warning
  • Hurricane Advisory Products

Target Audience:
  • Emergency Managment
  • First Responders
  • Government Administrative
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fire Services (FS)
  • Emergnecy Medical Services
  • Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety
  • Public Works
  • Public Health
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Law Enforcement

The target audience for this awareness-level course includes participants across a broad spectrum of the community who need to be aware of the threat of hurricanes and tropical cyclones. In particular, this should be of interest to emergency managers, first responders, small businesses, corporations, federal/state/tribal governments, NGO's, community organizations, and typical households who need to prepare and respond to hazards associated with hurricanes and tropical cyclones.

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APA Credit Units:
3.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credit Units:
3.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credit Units:
0.3 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E/G) Credit Units:
4.0 Emergency/General Management Training Credit Hours
Registration Information
Seats Available:
Registration Closes:
Host Agency:
National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Contact Person:
Stephen Hughes