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E581 Emergency Operations for Tribal Governments


7/16/2018 - 7/19/2018 
E313 Basic HAZUS-MH
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

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

This course offers a hands-on introduction to Hazus-MH, FEMA's GIS-based tool for analyzing the social and economic impacts from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes and floods (riverine and coastal). Impact assessments for each hazard include shelter needs, short and long term economic losses, and debris estimations. Hazus-MH can also assess impacts on transportation and utilities, agricultural losses, and vehicle losses for selected hazards. Topics addressed in this course include overviews of building and population inventory components; options for describing the magnitude and extent of modeled hazards; loss estimation methodologies; and options for creating maps, tables, and reports that describe hazard impacts. Particular emphasis is given to exploring and interpreting the outputs that Hazus-MH can generate as well as discussing how that information can be applied to support emergency management needs and goals. All activities are based on Hazus-MH provided inputs. After completing this course, participants can optionally take additional Hazus-MH courses to learn to refine loss estimations by adjusting model parameters or by integrating their own inventory and hazard data.

Objectives: Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Learn the types of information that Hazus-MH can produce, as well as, how that information relates to emergency management.
  • Know how to navigate the Hazus-MH software user interface.
  • Develop a basic understanding of how Hazus generates information about exposure and losses related to flood, earthquake and hurricane hazards.
Prerequisites: Skills equivalent to those taught in E190 ArcGIS for Emergency Managers.

Selection Criteria: Federal, state, local, and tribal specialists, researchers, insurance companies, utilities, and others who are involved with or interested in understanding the social and economic impacts associated with floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes.

CECs: 12 CECs for 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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