Leveraging Tools to Conducting Damage Assessments - AWR 319   

This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools

Prerequisites: This course does not require any previous subject matter knowledge. However, it is highly suggested that participants complete the following FEMA Independent Study courses prior to course attendance: IS-100.b: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS100) IS-200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction IS-208.a: State Disaster Management IS-559: Local Damage Assessment

Target Audience: This course will bring together governmental and nongovernmental leaders as well as private, nonprofit and faith-based entities active in disaster management, and expose them to the requirements for conducting damage and needs assessments (DANA). Citizen/Community Volunteer Emergency Management Emergency Medical Services Fire Services Governmental Administrative Non-governmental organizations Private Sector/Corporate Security and Safety Public Utilities Public Works Security Professionals

Seats Remaining: 5

Begin Date: 11/16/2016

End Date: 11/16/2016

Time: 8:30 AM--5:30 PM

Linn Co EOC Kirkwood Campus 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids
Iowa - 52404

Additional Information:

1) Travel expenses are on your own 2) Facility & Security Bldg, next to tennis courts, on SW corner of facility, stoplight entrance off roundabout