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IS-772.A: Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment Orientation

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Course Overview

This course provides an overview of the process for completing an Individual Assistance (IA) Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) and better prepares students if called upon to participate in a joint IA PDA.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the basis of FEMA’s authority to conduct IA PDAs
  • Define the steps in the declaration process
  • Describe logistics of conducting IA PDAs
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of IA PDA team members
  • Define the steps in the IA PDA process
  • Recognize basic construction components and different types of damage.

Primary Audience

Personnel who will be collecting information for PDAs





Course Length:

1 hour
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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