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ATC-20, FEMA P-154 Combo Course

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


ATC-20, Procedures for Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings.

This course provides instruction on rapid and detailed evaluation procedures for evaluating earthquake-damaged buildings and posting them as INSPECTED (apparently safe, green placard), LIMITED ENTRY (yellow placard), or UNSAFE (red placard). The training provides examples which allow attendees to evaluate building damage conditions, assess the overall risk from the damage, and recommend which of the three placards should be posted on the building. These evaluations and placards can be used in planning and executing evacuation, re-entry, and rebuilding strategies.

FEMA P-154 Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards.

This course provides instruction on how to identify potentially hazardous buildings before earthquakes occur. The training covers methods and processes that enable personnel to rapidly identify, inventory, and screen local buildings according to their expected safety and usability during and after earthquakes. Local officials can use this data to plan and prioritize further engineering and vulnerability analysis, emergency-response needs, and mitigation projects.

The target audience for this course includes building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, risk analysts, and other interested citizens and volunteers.

CE hours: 8

Priority seating is given to those residing in Washington State Homeland Security Region 1 (Whatcom, San Juan, Skagit, Island, and Snohomish Counties).

Chalice Dew-Johnson
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office
Division of Emergency Management
Office: (360) 676-6681


May 1, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center
3888 Sound Way
Bellingham, WA 98226 United States
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