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Earthquake Hazard and Emergency Management Course

Earthquake Hazard and Emergency Management Course

This course is intended to help create a new generation of emergency managers who are better informed and better prepared to make decisions, obtain relevant information, and better understand how to make effective impacts on reduction of earthquake hazards. The course consists of 15 sessions. The first half of the course addresses basic earthquake concepts that may not be familiar to those without a technical or engineering background. Issues and terminology such as earthquake magnitude, faults, and earthquake hazard/earthquake risk, are important concepts for hazard managers to understand from more than just a cursory standpoint. The concepts are essential for a complete understanding of earthquake hazards and for communication with the many individuals and entities that interface with emergency management programs.


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2 years ago
This looks like introductory part of the FEMA course (2004) rather than the full course. There are directions for how much time to spend on each part of the course, which might be helpful to instructors in planning their course. FEMA courses offer quite good (and free) materials, but there's a need to connect this to course pages (rather than the pdf). For example, IS-323 and IS-325 courses are more recent (2013) and could be helpful in preparing a plan of course materials on this topic. See and
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