This 30 minute independent study course presents basic information on earthquake science, risk, and mitigation. It also discusses techniques for structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation. Earthquake Basics is targeted to a wide range of audiences, including homeowners, business owners, the private sector, federal, state, tribal and local government workforce at all levels, first responders, non-profit organizations, volunteers, and community-based organizations. Although certification is not a part of the course, short quizzes are included to enhance interactivity and to boost retention.
To raise awareness of earthquake risk and mitigation strategies for life saving planning.
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Emergency Management Institute
16825 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Switchboard: (301) 447-1000
Admissions Fax: (301) 447-1658
FEMA Independent Study Program
Office: (301)447-1200 Fax: (301)447-1201
(800) 621-FEMA / TTY (800) 462-7585
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