Training Session: Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders (AWR-310)

Sunday, July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MDT

Community leaders have the opportunity to enhance their community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all types of disasters. The goal of this course—which is offered by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawai’i—is to provide essential information on hazards and disasters, improve community disaster preparedness, and strengthen community partnerships.

This course will enhance participant understanding of disasters, disaster risk assessment, current emergency management procedures and operations, and the different vulnerability factors that exist in their community.

It also provides community leaders with an understanding of the necessary plans and tools needed to prepare for disasters. In addition, they will learn how to understand and identify which personnel are best equipped to address response and recovery requirements during a disaster.

Course Modules include:

  • Hazards and Vulnerabilities
  • Community Preparedness and Mitigation
  • The Value of Partnerships

After completing the course, eligible participants will receive a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Certificate of Completion. Participants must complete all administrative requirements—registration, pre-test, post-test, and evaluation—and attend at least 80 percent of the course to be eligible to receive a certificate. This course also qualifies for:

  • 3.5 Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Continuing Education Credits
  • 0.3 International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Continuing Education Units
  • 4.0 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Training Credit Hours
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