Tuesday, April 20, 2021

D.C. HSEMA Virtual Training. April 2021


HSEMA Training Academy

The HSEMA Academy provides the District with access to online emergency management and homeland security-related training resources and opportunities.

AWR - 343 Hurricane

District residents are encouraged to learn about hurricane science by signing up for this free course! The course is brought to you virtually by HSEMA and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaii.

Course Description: Awareness-level course that provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members from all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge. The goals of this course are to enable participants to:

  • Summarize the structure and characteristics of hurricanes and
    tropical cyclones and their attendant hazards, including high
    winds, heavy rain, and storm surge;
  • Explain the forecast process and uncertainty associated with
    predicting hurricane track and intensity;
  • Interpret official forecast and warning products from the
    National Weather Service; and 
  • Use available decision support tools to prepare themselves,
    their families, and their organizations when hurricanes

Dates: April 28 or May 19 (pick 1)
Times: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Location: Virtual
Registration: HSEMAAcademy.com
*Search for AWR-343

For registration help, email: HSEMA.LMS@dc.gov

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