Free Continuing Education Opportunities at
May 31–June 5, 2015 |
The National Disaster Preparedness
Training Center will be hosting three workshops at ASFPM's national conference. Course
expenses are being covered by NDPTC to allow attendees to participate at no
cost. Registration is limited and required.
here to register.
Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and
MAY 31, 2015 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Instructors: Amanda Ball and Kevin Sur, Natural Disaster
Preparedness Training Center
course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response,
and recovery. Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate
about events as the events unfold. Social media can provide rapid and immediate
real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational
awareness leading to better decision making. Participants are provided with the
knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication
plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools,
methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of
disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience
necessary to help the participants' social media disaster plans. Please note: this workshop requires that registrants bring a
laptop computer with ability to access the Internet as well as Facebook,
Twitter, and other social media sites.
Community Resilience (AWR-228C)
1, 2015 (8 a.m.-noon)
Instructor: Allison Hardin, CFM, Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center
This four-hour course provides a broad
overview of Coastal Community Resilience and introduces resilience
concepts, including the community structure, hazard event life cycle, and
benefits of resilience efforts. The course provides information regarding how CCR
can help communities prepare and rebound from hazardous events and describes
risks associated with natural hazards. The course will also share how to plan
for Coastal Community Resilience and outline some strategies for
integrating CCR into existing plans and programs.
5, 2015 (8 a.m.-noon)
Natural Disaster Preparedness Training Center personnel
course provides participants with a basic understanding of hurricane
science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. Topics will include: conditions of tropical cyclone formation, prediction of
track/intensity, official watch/warning definitions, and recommendations to
prepare for associated hazards (e.g., high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge).