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IS-394.A: Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

The Emergency Management Institute is pleased to announce the newly revised independent study course, IS-394.a Protecting your Home or Small Business from Disaster.  The course replaces IS-394 Mitigation for Homeowners.

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will enable participants to:

  • Describe different types of natural disasters

  • Describe hazards that pose a risk to their home or small business

  • Explain how protective measures can reduce or eliminate long-term risks to their home and personal property from hazards and their effects

  • Explain how protective measures for small businesses secure people, business property, and building structures and prevent business loss from a natural disaster

Primary Audience

The primary audience for IS-394.a, like its predecessor, is small business owners, homeowners, and individual citizens. It is presented in a non-technical format and includes protective measures that can reduce the negative consequences of disasters on homes or small businesses.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

1

Course Length:

10 hours
Take This Course
Take Final Exam
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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