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1335 – E0296 Application of Hazus-MH for Risk Assessment

1336 – E0179 Hazus for Disaster Operations

1337 – E0313 Basic Hazus

1338 – E0170 Hazus for Hurricane

1339 – E0276 Benefit Cost Analysis Entry-Level Training

1340 – E0317 Comp Data Management for Hazus

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Emmitsburg, MD — You are subscribed to EMI News for FEMA. The following information has recently been updated, and is now available on http://training.fema.gov/EMI/

1335 – Training Opportunity – E0296 Application of Hazus-MH for Risk Assessment DATE

Course Description:

This course provides mitigation planners with the skills to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, with an emphasis on Hazus-MH, to create and update the flood, hurricane and earthquake components of community risk assessments. A combination of individual as well as group activities lead the class through the step-by-step process of conducting a risk assessment including hazard identification, profiling of hazards, developing asset inventories, estimating losses, and prioritizing mitigation options. Read more in Training Opportunity 1335.

1336 – Training Opportunity – E0179 Hazus for Disaster Operations – DATE

Course Description:

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. Read more in Training Opportunity 1336.

1337 – Training Opportunity – E0313 Basic Hazus – DATE

Course Description:

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 provided inputs. Read more in Training Opportunity 1337.

1338 – Training Opportunity – E0170 Hazus for Hurricane – DATE

Course Description:

This course builds on the information provided in the E0313 Basic Hazus course by providing an in-depth exploration of the Hazus Hurricane model. An overview of the hurricane related inventory components is provided. An emphasis is placed on techniques for defining a hurricane hazard, adjusting parameters for identifying economic and social impacts from hurricanes, and interpreting and applying model outputs. Best practices for using the hurricane model to support emergency management are identified. Course instruction includes lectures, demonstrations and multiple hands-on individual and group activities. Read more in Training Opportunity 1338.

1339 – Training Opportunity – E0276 Benefit Cost Analysis Entry-Level Training – DATE

Course Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental concepts of benefit-cost analysis (BCA). Cost-effectiveness is a key criterion for determining whether or not a hazard mitigation project is eligible for funding. To assist in assessing cost-effectiveness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed software modules and guidance for conducting BCA of proposed projects. This course applies to and is valid for all FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs. Read more in Training Opportunity 1339.

1340 – Training Opportunity – E0317 Comp Data Management for Hazus – DATE

Course Description:

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the Hazus-MH inventory which describes the buildings, infrastructure and populations that are at risk from hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. It includes an overview of the methodologies that were used to develop and compile the Hazus-MH-provided inventory. However, the focus of the course is on developing the technical skills for updating and maintaining the inventory with user provided data. Participants will work extensively with a variety of data management tools including ArcGIS. It is expected that they will have prior experience with ArcGIS prior to attending the course. Those without this experience will be challenged to successfully engage in course activities. Read more in Training Opportunity 1340.

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To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Read more…

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