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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 wildfires, 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.
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.
This module is designed to help emergency managers prepare their communities for tsunamis. Lessons include basic tsunami science, hazards produced by tsunamis, regional U.S. tsunami risks, the tsunami warning system, the importance of public education activities, and how to craft good emergency messages and develop tsunami response plans
This course provides state officials an opportunity to understand the policies and procedures for updating State Hazard Mitigation Plans (as outlined in the 2015 State Plan Review Guide), and effectively use the planning process to advance mitigation.
This course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic information on how an EOP is developed, exercised, and maintained.
Mitigation means taking action to reduce or eliminate long-term risks from hazards and their effects. FEMA has produced a series of courses intended to train those who have responsibility for, or simply interested in, reducing hazard risks in their States, communities, or Tribes.
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.
Executive Orders (EOs) 11988 and 11990 on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection require Federal agencies to avoid actions in or adversely affecting floodplains and wetlands unless there is no practicable alternative.
Executive Order 12699, “Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction,” signed by President Bush in January 1990 is a significant Federal seismic risk reduction action.