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E278 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) / Community Rating System (CRS)

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3/26/2018 - 3/29/2018 
E0176 Hazus-MH for Floodplain Managers
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
Admissions: 301-447-1035

This course provides in-depth instruction and hands-on activities that develop the skills needed by floodplain managers and emergency planners to effectively use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, with emphasis on Hazus-MH, for modeling the impacts on communities from riverine and coastal flooding. Those who complete this course will understand the roles that Floodplain Managers support, as well as, how geospatial technologies such as Hazus-MH can be used to protect communities beyond the minimum standards that Floodplain Managers are responsible for implementing.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of floodplain managers that can be supported by geospatial tools and data.
  • Explain how capabilities of Hazus-MH can support floodplain management practitioners.
  • Identify strategies for improving Hazus-MH inputs and other related GIS data in order to derive the most benefit from GIS tools when applied to floodplain management.
Prerequisites: E0313, Basic Hazus-MH and skills equivalent to those taught in E0190, ArcGIS for Emergency Managers. Recommended: E317 Comprehensive Data Management for Hazus-MH, E172 Hazus-MH for Flood

Selection Criteria: Floodplain Managers, GIS Specialists, local planners and others with interest in floodplain management who wish to learn how to understand and apply GIS tools and data to support floodplain management goals.

12 CECs for CFMs
2.8 CEUs

Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date. Admissions: 301-447-1000, Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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