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Our Mission: To Empower You with the Skills Needed to Respond Effectively to any Emergency.



This two-day course focuses on the partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service and emergency managers. The goal is to enhance the ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations and coordinate an effective response to these weather events. The course will describe basic weather elements and explain how those elements combine to make hazardous weather situations. Participants will determine their communit'ys vulnerability to identified hazards and how to interpret National Weather Service information products.

Topics and Issues to be Covered:

  • Module I - Course Introduction and Overview including Discussion and Summary on Hazardous Weather Events
  • Module II -Weather Overview including: Basic Elements of Weather, Relative Humidity Exercise, Fronts and Air Masses, High and Low Pressure Systems, Jet Streams and Storm Tracks
  • Module III - Introduction to Hazardous Weather including: Hazardous Weather Events, Risk Comparison and using the Resource Guide
  • Module IV - Role of the Emergency Manager: Identify actions of the Emergency Manager, Develop a strategy for improving coordination among State and Local Officials. Reducing Hazards through Detection, Warning and Response
  • Module V - National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Products: Introduction and Overview, NWS Organization, and NWS Products
  • Module VI - Hydrology and Flooding: Introduction to Hydrology, River Flood Warnings and Forecasts, Local Forecast Point Information
  • Module VII - Tabletop Exercise

Who Should Attend:

Participants for this course are those with full or part time emergency management assignments in government, volunteer or private sector organizations. Participants are welcome from a broad range of emergency organizations including law enforcement, fire services, community planning, hospitals, health and medical facilities and services, emergency management, public works, voluntary organizations, businesses and local government officials.



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