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Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management (AWR-347)

Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Management (AWR-347)

Delivery Date:
05/05/2021 - 05/06/2021
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (US/Central)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ted Buehner, Sarah Miller
Course Description
FEMA Certified

Building awareness of future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face is very important. This course helps emergency services and the community better prepare for the climate adaptations necessary and systems vulnerabilities that may occur from hazard impacts. Participants will be able to describe the principles of climate adaptation planning for emergency management and existing first response processes and will be able to discuss the impact of weather on critical infrastructure and key resources while explaining the concurrent effects of climate change on those impacts.   Participants will also gain an understanding of how to identify and apply adaptation strategies to address local emergency services sector vulnerabilities. The course is also designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about various resources that can be used to implement local climate adaptation strategies in their communities.

The goal of this course is to prepare the community and the emergency services sector for the climate adaptations and systems vulnerabilities that might occur from hazard impacts and to enhance awareness to future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face. 

Course Modules:

  • Weather Hazards and Climate Patterns
  • Assessing Infrastructure and Asset Impacts
  • Climate Adaptation Strategies
Target Audience:

This awareness level course in intended for a target audience of the Whole Community, including, Citizen/Community Volunteers, Citizen Corp Councils, Coastal Zone Managers, Developers, Emergency Management Agencies, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials workers, Healthcare workers, Fire Services, General Public, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Non-Governmental Organizations, Public Health sector workers, Public Safety Communication, Public Utilities, Public Works, Search & Rescue, Security Professionals, Tribal leaders, and Transportation Security who have little or no exposure to the tools and methods for enhancing community resiliency.


Particular focus is on the emergency services sectors vulnerable to future natural hazard impacts.

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APA Credit Units:
6.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credit Units:
6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credit Units:
0.6 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credit Units:
8.0 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Registration Information
Seats Available:
Registration Closes:
Host Agency:
ND Department of Emergency Services
Contact Person:
Stephen Hughes