STATE TRAINING CALENDAR

Washington State Emergency Management Division




*POSTPONED* L0102 Science of Disaster

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to Thursday, April 23, 2020

8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Daily)


Course Description

This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
  • Earth Science describes how the Earth's design sets the stage for the world's natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
  • Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
  • Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
  • Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

Course Objectives
  • Indicate how earth science principles and processes influence natural hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, ground failures, and floods.
  • Indicate how climatological principles and processes influence natural hazards, including convective storms, tropical cyclones, nor'easters, winter storms, temperature extremes, and droughts.
  • Indicate how chemical and biological principles and processes influence natural and human-caused hazards and impact society.
  • Indicate the scientific basis for explosive, radiological, and nuclear hazards and their impact on society.
  • Indicate how scientific understanding can improve emergency preparedness.

Prerequisites

REQUIRED:

  • IS0100.c: An Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
  • IS0120.c: An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS0200.c: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • IS0230.d: Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS0700.b: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
  • IS0800.c: National Response Framework, An Introduction

 

To complete the above courses, please visit FEMA's Independent Study Site here: FEMA IS Courses


Target Audience

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.


Student Selection

Priority seating will be given to students completing the National Emergency Management Basic Academy.


Accessibility/Accommodation

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the Course Manager: Stephanie Hakala (stephanie.hakala@mil.wa.gov). Requests should be made as soon as possible, but preferably at least 14 calendar days prior to the class.


Location

Pierce County Emergency Operations Center
2501 S 35th St, Ste. D
Tacoma, WA 98409


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Course Manager

Stephanie Hakala

WA Emergency Management Division

Email: stephanie.hakala@mil.wa.gov


Apply

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A TWO STEP PROCESS. ONCE REGISTERED INTO THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO ALSO REGISTER WITH FEMA.