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Coastal Hazards Awareness (AWR-379)

Coastal Hazards Awareness (AWR-379)

Delivery Date:
05/10/2021 - 05/11/2021
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (US/Hawaii)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ted Buehner, Diane Kacmarik
Course Description
FEMA Certified

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
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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
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Contact Person:
Stephen Hughes