Application of HAZUS-MH for Risk Assessment (E296)
This is a 4 day resident course
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
National Emergency Training Center (NETC)
16825 S. Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
This course provides mitigation planners with the skills to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools, with an emphasis on Hazus-MH, to create and update the flood, hurricane, and earthquake components of community risk assessments. A combination of individual as well as group activities lead the class through the step-by-step process of conducting a risk assessment including hazard identification, profiling of hazards, developing asset inventories, estimating losses, and prioritizing mitigation options.
• Define the components of the mitigation planning process with a focus on risk assessment that can be supported by geospatial tools and data.
• List specific examples of how the capabilities of Hazus-MH, as well as Hazus-MH model inputs, can support risk assessments for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other types of hazards.
• Identify strategies for improving Hazus-MH inputs and other related GIS data in order to derive the most benefit from GIS tools when applied to risk assessment and other aspects of mitigation planning.
Selection Criteria: Federal, state, local, and tribal emergency management professionals who are responsible for developing flood, earthquake, or hurricane hazard risk.
Required Prerequisites: E0313, Basic Hazus-MH, and skills equivalent to those taught in E0190, ArcGIS for Emergency Managers
CECs: 12 CECs for CFMs
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).
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
301-447-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should wait for
their confirmation letter from EMI with their admission status prior to
making travel arrangements.