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L0102 Science for Disaster
March 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018Free
This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:
- Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
- Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
- Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
- Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
- Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
- Indicate how earth science principles and processes influence natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, ground failures, and floods.
- Indicate how climatological principles and processes influence natural hazards, including convective storms, tropical cyclones, nor’easters, winter storms, temperature extremes, and droughts.
- Indicate the scientific basis for CBRNE and their impact on society.
- Indicate how scientific understanding can improve emergency preparedness.
This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.
National Emergency Management Basic Academy
L0102 Science of Disaster is one of five courses that comprise the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. Students who complete all five courses receive a sixth certificate of completion for the entire series.
Apply at: https://mil.wa.gov/form/wa-emd-state-course-application.
Be prepared to provide a completed FEMA Application Form 119 at a later date to finalize your application.
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