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Restoration Policy, Planning, & Partnering (CSP3133)

E361 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

L273 Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP

L102 Science of Disaster

L101 Foundations of Emergency Management

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
L278 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) / Community Rating System (CRS)


7/17/2017 - 7/20/2017 
E284 Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts III
Location:  Emmitsburg, MD

This is a 4 day resident course

Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD  21727
Admissions: 301-447-1035

This advanced floodplain management course is a dynamic and interactive instruction that covers the following five topics in detail:
1. Floodway Standards (1 day).
2. Disconnects between NFIP Regulations and Insurance (1 day).
3. Common Noncompliance Issues ( day).
4. Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) ( day).
5. Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage (1 day).

Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in greater detail than the basic course. Developed and real-life scenarios will be examined and exercises will be conducted in each section to make sure participants not only understand the rules and regulations but also why they are in place and how to apply them in the particular topic areas. This course is exercise rich and participants can expect to be engaged throughout the course.

Explain floodway concept and purpose.
Identify regulatory requirements including higher standards.
Describe methodologies to comply with no-rise certification requirements and map change options for floodway modifications.
Identify basic rating elements including Lowest Floor Elevation and Base Flood Elevation (LFE/BFE).
Identify compliance and rating elements for enclosures, A-Zones without BFEs, and floodproofing.
Identify common floodplain management compliance issues.
Describe effective messages, administration, and enforcement measures to gain compliance.
Identify resources that the local floodplain manager (FPM) can use to resolve noncompliance issues.
Describe floodplain mapping purpose, process, and coordination.
Demonstrate how DFIRMs and backup data can be used.
Describe map change processes, impact, and cost consequences.
Explain Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage (SI/SD) regulations, roles, and responsibilities under the NFIP.
Describe how to administer SI/SD in participating communities.
Identify resources for SI/SD and mitigation assistance.

Selection Criteria: Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) or community officials with 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience. Federal, State, tribal, and local officials will take precedence.

Prerequisite: Recommended
: Participants should have completed E273, Managing Floodplain Development Through the National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs

Course attendance is free, but registration is required. If admitted to the course, FEMA will reimburse local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees for transportation to attend the course, provide free lodging on campus, and free shuttle to/from nearby airports to the EMI campus. The only out of pocket cost for local, state, U.S. territory, and tribal government employees to participate will be for their time, and the on-campus meal ticket (approximately $110/week).

Register here, create a FEMA Student Identification Number (if you don't already have one), then follow instructions to apply for an on-campus course. Applications should be submitted a least 4 weeks prior to the course date.
Admissions: 301-447-1000, Applicants should wait for their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to making travel arrangements.

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