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IS-323: Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

The goal of this independent study module is to help members of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce successfully communicate to the public the risks associated with earthquakes, and the mitigation measures available to improve personal safety and reduce damages to structures and personal property. This module is one in a series of Independent Study modules for the Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce, which addresses appropriate basic mitigation information for public consumption regarding earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.

Topics covered in this module include:

  • How earthquakes cause damage
  • Mitigation measures for personal safety, structures, outbuildings, and landscape.
  • Mitigation publications beneficial to local officials, building professionals, and the public

Course Objectives:

To train Hazard Mitigation Advisor Specialists to explain both the earthquake hazard and how to mitigate future damages effectively, to people affected by earthquakes.

Primary Audience

Hazard Mitigation Disaster Workforce Staff

Prerequisites

FEMA Employment

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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