Free Webinar on Earthquakes and FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety
When: Thursday, September 12, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Pacific
Registration Fee: Free
Purpose. This webinar will provide an overview of earthquake-specific information included in the guidebook FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety. FEMA P-1000 aims to equip school safety advocates and stakeholders with the information, tools, and resources they need to promote safer schools in their communities, and the guidebook aims to empower and support decision-makers by providing actionable advice.
Background. Recent earthquakes in Alaska and California serve as stark reminders of the damage that these events can do. We also know that nearly all states in the U.S. experience moderate to major earthquake risk, with many regions being subject to potentially catastrophic impacts. In light of this risk, how can we ensure that our school buildings are safe and that our school leaders are prepared for these events? This free webinar will tackle these questions head on—acknowledging that in many parts of the U.S. and around the world, school buildings are highly vulnerable to significant damage or collapse in earthquakes. There are, however, many actionable steps we can take to prepare for and mitigate the most severe consequences of these events. This webinar will focus on the earthquake risks we face and what we can do about them to help ensure our schools are stronger and safer.
Intended Audience. The intended audience for this webinar includes K-12 school administrators, school emergency managers, school facilities managers, school board members, teachers, representatives of parent groups, and others interested in improving school natural hazard safety with a specific focus on earthquakes. Engineers and building professionals who are interested in communicating the importance of school natural hazard safety to decision-makers may also find this webinar useful.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each participant of this webinar will receive a certificate in PDF format documenting 1 PDH. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may request PDH documentation following the webinar. Certificates are generally distributed two weeks after the webinar.
Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP). Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording! To register online, click here.
Webinar Handouts. The webinar handouts are available for download here. These handouts include the following documents:
- FEMA P-1000 report, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety (in PDF format).
- The presentation slides (in PDF format), which will be available for download the day before the webinar.
- A list of answers to commonly asked questions about ATC webinars
Participants may request hard copies of the FEMA P-1000 report to be shipped, free of charge, to an address within the U.S. from the FEMA warehouse by calling 1-800-480-2520 or e-mailing FEMAPubs@gpo.gov. Expedited orders may be made through the ATC Online Store by clicking here.