Science of Disaster (L-102) (11-11-0102) - 005

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Brief Description
This course provides an overview of scientific principles/concepts of the world’s increasing dangers
Full Description
This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world.

Course Objectives:
-Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
-Earth Science and National Hazards describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the
world’s natural hazards.
-Science of Natural Hazards describes the scientific basis of common natural hazards.
-Prediction gives us the capability to expect the unexpected.
-Physical Science and Implications for Emergency Management identifies how emergency
  management can benefit from knowledge of the physical science of hazards.
-Biological and Chemical Threats identifies the scientific basis of biological and chemical
-Explosive Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
-Radiological and Nuclear Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

Target Audience: Newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

Prerequisites: If a participant is taking this course as a part of the Academy, then they should take L0101: Foundations of Emergency Management first, but this is not required. If a participant is taking this course on its own for its science information and not in the fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no prerequisites.

Cost: There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging, & transportation costs are responsibilities of the participant.

Course Completion Requirements: It is mandatory that the participant complete all 24 hours of this course to receive full credit. Anything less will result in the participant’s need to re-register for another course and start from the beginning."
Training Dates
05/08/2023 - 05/10/2023
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Registration Dates
12/09/2022 - 04/17/2023
Available Seats
24h 0m
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Training Location
State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC)
5900 Airport Road
Oriskany, NY  13424
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dress is business casual.
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No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

Please follow these directions below in regard to providing the required prerequisites. Each prerequisite must be filled before a student can submit their request to attend this course.

To submit a prerequisite, under the “registrant prerequisites” section of the registration students should click on “update fulfillment” to the right of the requirement. This will bring students to their training history. FEMA independent study courses in DHSES LMS all have a course date of 01/01/2000 and will be listed under the “other periods” drop down. Select the course that fills the prerequisite requirement and then select the second option “the requirement has been met or exceeded” under fulfillment at the bottom of the page and click save. If there are multiple prerequisites students will need to repeat these steps for each one.

If the prerequisite does not appear in your training history then select “request waiver” under fulfillment and provide clarifying comments when prompted that states you will email the prerequisite to OEM directly and click save. Email all course prerequisites to, please include what course you are registering for in the body of the email.

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