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9/17/2018 - 9/20/2018 
E179 Application of HAZUS-MH for Disaster Operations
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
Admissions: 301-447-1000

This course builds valuable skills for effectively using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, with emphasis on Hazus-MH, to support disaster operations. Participants learn the roles and responsibilities of the disaster management team as well as how GIS can support the activities that they perform. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies for identifying, acquiring, and analyzing appropriate GIS compatible data for disaster operations. Numerous hands-on activities provide examples of effective applications of GIS tools, with a focus on Hazus-MH.

These activities address areas such as debris management, sheltering, and infrastructure damage assessment. Participants also complete a capstone activity that provides an opportunity to use Hazus-MH to support a realistic disaster scenario that is based on a community of interest to the participants.

Course Objectives:
Define the roles and responsibilities of the disaster operations team that can be supported by geospatial tools and data.
Explain how the capabilities of Hazus-MH can support disaster operations activities.
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 disaster operations.

Selection Criteria:
FEMA Mitigation staff, Mitigation Disaster Reservists, and state Building Science and GIS professionals; additionally, Federal, state, local, and tribal officials who have a role and responsibility in the Joint Field Office (JFO), with priority given to Mitigation, Individual Assistance (IA), and Public Assistance (PA). The course also targets select decision-makers on the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC), in the Regional Operations Center, and the state Emergency Operations Center.

Required Prerequisites: E0313, Basic Hazus-MH, and skills equivalent to those taught in E0190, ArcGIS for Emergency Managers

Recommended Prerequisites:
E0317, Comprehensive Data Management for Hazus-MH; E0170, Hazus-MH for Hurricane; E0172, Hazus-MH for Flood; and E0174, Hazus-MH for Earthquake.

CECs: 12 CECs or CFMs
CEUs: 2.8


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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