This course is designed to enable the non-technical emergency worker to acquire skills in the use of mitigation. The course provides training in how to perform mitigation activities fundamental to reducing and eliminating long-term risk from hazards. It addresses the important roles of the emergency program manager (or other local government representative) in mitigation: motivator, coordinator, and monitor in local implementation of the National Mitigation Strategy.
The goals of this course are to: Motivate participants to create safer communities by addressing and mitigating hazards; explore the important roles of the emergency program manager in mitigation (motivator, coordinator, and monitor); enable participants to carry out mitigation responsibilities in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
- Analyze reasons for differences between optimal and actual mitigation roles of the emergency program manager
- Determine strategies to build support for mitigation planning in the community
- Analyze hazard risks for a given scenario
- Propose a mitigation strategy for a particular hazard
- Develop a mitigation plan implementation strategy for a given scenario
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a community’s mitigation planning efforts
- Recommend actions to optimize the mitigation role of the emergency program manager
The target training audience for this course includes local and State government emergency program managers, other emergency management staff, and other local government employees responsible for mitigation. The secondary audience includes Federal emergency management personnel and employees of local, State, and Federal governments who work in the emergency management field.
It is recommended (but not required) that participants complete FEMA’s Independent Study IS-393.a – Introduction to Hazard Mitigation, prior to enrolment. This course can be found free online at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is393A.asp
This is a required course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series. Please visit the EMI website for more information about this series and how to request your APS Certificate of Completion: http://training/fema.gov/emiweb/aps/
KDEM will set up a block of rooms at a hotel to be direct billed to us. These rooms will be available for Kansas residents traveling 60 miles or more to attend this training. Arrangements for lodging cannot be provided if participant is using Federal preparedness grant funds for this training. Residents outside of Kansas and private contractors are not eligible for direct-bill lodging provided by KDEM.
If you have a disability and need special accommodations in order to fully participate in any training activity, please contact the State Training Officer, Paula Phillips, at (785) 274-1413 or firstname.lastname@example.org , to discuss your specific needs.