Washington State Emergency Management Division

G0361 Flood Fight Operations

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Thursday, September 24, 2020

8:00 am to 5:00 each day

Course Description

This program addresses community planning and response options for riverrine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods related to ice jams, the same planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations.

Course Objectives
  • Summarize the basic concepts related to riverine flooding.
  • Analyze flood threats for a given scenario
  • Determine how to coordinate with multiple agencies, groups and organizations to plan for riverine flooding
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of expedient flood works
  • Develop a flood emergency plan for a given scenario
  • Summarize the considerations involved in managing a volunteer workforce
  • Describe the processes, equipment, and considerations for monitoring flood works
  • Explain the challenges and resources associated with the recovery process
  • Evaluate the actions taken during a riverine flood event, for a given scenario.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience

This course is intended for emergency preparedness officials, public works and utility employees, local elected officials, floodplain and waterway managers, emergency responders, levee district representatives, other Federal, State, tribal, and local officials responsible for planning, prepare for, and managing the response to a flood.


Snohomish County DEM
720 80th Street SW
Everett, WA 98203
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Course Manager


Mark Murphy

Snohomish County Emergency Management

720 80th Street SW Bldg A., M/S 307

Everett, WA