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EM 318 Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Government

Introduction

This Workshop has been developed by FEMA to assist local governments to meet their mitigation planning responsibilities.

FOREWORD

On October 30, 2000, the President signed into law the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). In addition to streamlining the delivery and utilization of disaster recovery assistance, the ultimate purposes of DMA 2000 are to:

  • Establish a national disaster hazard mitigation program that will reduce loss of life and property, human suffering, economic disruption, and disaster assistance costs resulting from disasters, and
  • Provide a source of pre-disaster hazard mitigation funding that will assist States and local governments in accomplishing that purpose.

COURSE GOAL

This Workshop is intended to enable participants to develop a mitigation plan that addresses the priorities and needs of their communities and meet the requirements described in 44 CFR Part 201.6.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After successfully completing this Workshop, participants will be able to do the following:

1. Identify and organize technical experts, mitigation stakeholders and the public to participate in the mitigation planning process.
2. Recognize hazards and estimate potential hazard losses to their jurisdiction(s).
3. Develop a mitigation plan that prioritizes hazard risks and outlines means to avoid or minimize the undesirable results of those risks.
4. Outline a mitigation plan implementation strategy, implement the plan, monitor progress, and update the plan as necessary.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The target training audience for the Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments includes local or tribal government elected officials, managers, planners, emergency program managers, other local government staff with expertise needed for mitigation planning, and community members interested in avoiding or minimizing hazard losses.

There are seven units, three guides and five associated documents in this course. The course file is approximately one megabyte each for the benefit of low bandwidth (14.4 and 28.8 modem) users. The naming protocol is em318.exe. Graphics may not be optimum in these documents due to originals and file size considerations.

Upon receiving your paid registration, we will send you the password to open these. We recommend you print out the pages as you need them and keep them as a paper reference.

The test is taken online. When you pass the test, you will be mailed a certificate of completion.

Certificate

The final exam is 20 questions taken from the reading material. You may use any of the materials while taking the test.

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