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1 MITIGATION TRAINING is provided mainly through the courses and programs of the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) located in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The EMI serves as the focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of Federal, State and local government officials, volunteer organizations, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters on the American people. EMI develops courses and administers resident, non-resident and independent study training programs. The following courses, from the Catalogue of Activities, provide training and education on mitigation measures and programs. A complete description of all courses is available in the current catalogue. For application/enrollment information, consult the current catalogue, or visit the EMI website at Resident s The following resident courses are delivered on the EMI Campus in Emmitsburg, Maryland. E234 E260 Digital Hazard Data This five-day course is designed to give floodplain and emergency management personnel the basic skills and knowledge to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manipulate and conduct analyses with digital flood data and other hazard data. HMGP/FMA Grants Administration This is a nuts and bolts course on administering the HMGP or FMA grants. Topics include acts that govern the programs, financial management, audits and close out. The course is targeted at state and federal staff who are involved in administering either the HMGP or FMA programs. E263 Managing the HMGP Program A basic course on the HMGP program. It targets federal and state staff who may be new to the program. Topics include the program s intent, identifying grant projects using the HMGP Desk Reference and Applicant s Handbook, and management.

2 E273 E278 E279 E329 E330 E331 E333 Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program This five-day course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) This five-day course covers the CRS, a nationwide initiative of FEMA s National Flood Insurance Program. It describes community activities eligible for credit under CRS. Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Buildings This five-day course is designed to provide engineering and economic guidance on what constitutes proper retrofitting techniques for flood-prone residential structures. Multi-hazard Building Design Summer Institute (MBDSI): Flood This is a five-day course discussing techniques for mitigating flood damages. Multi-hazard Building Design Summer Institute (MBDSI): Earthquake This is a five-day course discussing techniques for mitigating earthquake damages. Multi-hazard Building Design Summer Institute (MBDSI): Wind This is a five-day course discussing techniques for mitigating wind (hurricane and tornado) damages. Multi-hazard Building Design Summer Institute (MBDSI): Fire This is a five-day course discussing techniques for mitigating fire damages. E362 Multi-hazard Safety Program for Schools Train-The-Trainer This five-day course is designed to help the school community plan for all types of disasters. Topics include risk reduction techniques, drills, mitigation opportunities, and other topics.

3 FEMA Mitigation Curriculum E386 E434 E436 E439 Residential Coastal Construction This comprehensive four and one half-day course provides participants the opportunity to learn best practices in siting, design, construction, and maintenance of residential coastal structures. The course is designed to train participants on FEMA s new and expanded Coastal Construction Manual (CCM). This course is intended for engineers, architects, and building code officials. Floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and planning officials with building science knowledge may also apply. Earthquake Safety Program for Schools Train-The-Trainer This five-day course is intended to help the school community prepare to be self-sufficient in the aftermath of a damaging earthquake. Earthquakes: A Teacher s Package for K-6 Train-The-Trainer This five-day hands-on workshop introduces kindergarten and elementary teachers to Earthquakes: A Teacher s Package for K-6 (FEMA 159). Seismic Sleuths: A Teacher s Package on Earthquakes for Grades 7-12 Train-The-Trainer This five-day institute introduces master teachers of grades 7-12 to the Seismic Sleuths curriculum. This course is produced by the American Geophysical Union in cooperation with FEMA. Environmental Review and Historic Preservation Provides an overview of the environmental review requirements for federal mitigation grant programs. Annual State Hazard Mitigation Officers Workshop Offers a forum for those responsible for the administration of mitigation programs at the state level to receive information on the most recent mechanisms and policies for implementing mitigation programs. Project Impact: Building Consensus in Disaster Resistant Communities This 34-hour course is designed for the person with responsibility for coordinating and implementing the Project Impact initiative in their jurisdiction. Participants will learn about Project Impact as a collaborative process, and the facilitative skills needed to work with officials and stakeholders to promote the development of a disaster resistant community.

4 G279 G362 G376 G377 G434 Non-Resident s Non-resident training programs conducted by State Emergency Management Agencies under cooperative agreement with FEMA. Each year more than 100,000 individuals participate in these courses. Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Buildings This two-day course is designed to provide engineering guidance on retrofitting existing one- to four- family residential structures situated in flood-prone areas. Multi-hazard Safety Program for Schools This two-day course is designed to help the school community plan for all types of disasters. Topics include risk reduction techniques, post-disaster recovery and mitigation opportunities, and crisis counseling. State Hazard Mitigation Planning This one-day course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and resources about hazard mitigation concepts, programs and regulations that will enable them to contribute to their state s efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards. Regional Hazard Mitigation Planning This course is designed to provide participants with knowledge about hazard mitigation that will enable them to effectively coordinate state and local hazard mitigation responsibilities. Earthquake Safety Program for Schools This two-day course in intended to help the school community prepare to be self-sufficient in the aftermath of a damaging earthquake. G436 Earthquakes: A Teacher s Package for K-6 This hands-on workshop introduces kindergarten and elementary teachers to Earthquakes: A Teacher s Package for K-6" (FEMA 159). G439 Seismic Sleuths: A Teacher s Package on Earthquakes for Grades 7-12 This two-day workshop introduces master teachers of grades 7-12 to the Seismic Sleuths curriculum. Residential Coastal Construction This two-day course provides participants the opportunity to learn best practices in siting, design, construction, and maintenance of residential coastal structures. The course is designed to train participants on FEMA s new and expanded Coastal Construction Manual. Not as technical as the resident course, it is intended for engineers, architects, and building codes, floodplain management, hazard mitigation, and planning officials.

5 Independent Study Self-paced courses, supported with specialized sets of course materials. The average completion time is hours. IS-8 Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow: Complying with Executive Order This course provides the student with the background necessary to understand the effects of Executive Order (EO) In the wake of the Loma Prieta Earthquake of October 1989, this EO requires all Federally owned, leased, or financed new buildings to comply with strict earthquake building design set forth in the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Plan (NEHRP) Recommended Building Provisions. The NEHRP has provided a base for all national building codes for seismic design. This course is a non-technical discussion of earthquakes, building design, and the requirements of the EO. It is for local officials including mayors, city managers and commissioners, local council persons, building inspectors, zoning officials, building designers, and others concerned with this topic. IS-9 IS-279 IS-393 IS-394 Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program - A Home Study Pilot This home study course is primarily targeted to the local community official seeking more information about safe land use management practices in areas that may be subject to flood risks. It is a comprehensive course including practical exercises, student videos, and a final exam. Retrofitting Flood-prone Residential Buildings This independent study is a prerequisite for attendance at EMI s more technical resident course of the same title (E279). This course provides an overview of retrofitting, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and minimum requirements of floodplain management as it influences retrofitting decisions. Introduction to Mitigation This course provides an introduction to mitigation for those who are new to emergency management and/or mitigation. It is also a prerequisite for a non-resident Applied Practices Series course called Mitigation for Emergency Managers. Mitigation for Homeowners This course provides the homeowner with non-technical mitigation techniques for the home, both pre-disaster (preventive) and post-disaster (corrective), that will reduce disaster costs and the impacts of natural hazards.

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