2015 National Hurricane Conference

2015 National Hurricane Conference March 30 ‐ April 2, 2015 Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX Registration for Certificate and Reserved‐Seating Courses Date______________________________________________________________ Attendee Name_____________________________________________________ Attendee Email_____________________________________________________ NHC Registration # __________________________________________________ Certificate courses are offered at the National Hurricane Conference on a first‐
come, first‐served basis to registered attendees. You must attend the entire session to earn a certificate so make sure that you will be available to attend the entire session (1 or 2 days) before signing up. For questions, or to submit your registration, please contact Lisa Tait (850)906‐
9224 x 106 or [email protected] EMI Course Certificates will be emailed directly by the Emergency Management Institute approximately 6 weeks after course completion. FEMA‐EMI courses also require a completed EMI Application Form (FF 119‐25‐2) which will be distributed at the beginning of the session. You will need to provide your SID# at that time. If you don’t already have an SID, you may register at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid. Click on the “Create Account” button on the left side of the screen. Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account. If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call 866‐213‐9699. This Help Desk is open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CST). Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Courses: #1 L0310 Hurricane Readiness for Inland Communities Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Course Goal: The Hurricane Readiness for Inland Communities course is a 1 day course based on the L0311 Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities. This course differs from the latter by specifically discussing the inland hazards from tropical systems, highlighting the inland flood threat. This course also covers the tools that help analyze these threats, the planning decisions pre‐season, pre‐landfall, and post‐storm, with the concept of using a Hurricane Readiness Checklist. Target Audience: This course is aimed at local inland emergency managers to build their capacity to prepare and respond to tropical systems. #2 L0311 Hurricane Readiness Course for Coastal Communities Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Course Goal: This 1 day course is an introduction to the National Hurricane Center’s forecast procedures and products and the National Hurricane Program’s tools for how to incorporate them into planning and response. Topics include hurricane hazards, how forecasters use model guidance, readiness checklists, decision aids, and evacuation planning. Target Audience: This course is intended for planners responsible for developing or revising hurricane operations plans and procedures for coastal communities. #3 L0202 Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal and Local Officials Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30 am‐5:00 pm and Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:30 am‐5:00 pm Course Goal: This 2 day course provides an overview of issues and recommended actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major debris‐generating event (with emphasis on state and local responsibilities). Target Audience: The course is intended for local, state and federal personnel who are responsible for planning and/or implementing debris removal and disposal. #4 L0214 Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Project Implementation and Programmatic Closeout Monday, March 30, 2015 8:30 am‐5:00 pm and Tuesday, March 31, 2015 8:30 am‐5:00 pm Course Goal: This 2 day course will help participants effectively implement and closeout Hazard Mitigation Projects under the Unified HMA program. General project management principles and procedural steps will be explained, and common barriers to successful project closeout will be identified. Target Audience: The primary audience is staff of eligible applicants for Unified HMA grants. This includes private non‐profit organizations, local, tribal and state governments. Staffs of public or private sector organizations that offer consulting services to Unified HMA grant applicants should also attend. Prerequisites: The online courses listed below are highly recommended as they will familiarize and update participants with Hazard Mitigation concepts and Unified HMA Grant programs. The courses are approximately one hour in length and are offered at no cost. IS 393.a: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is393A.asp IS 212: Introduction to Unified HMA http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is212.asp HURREVAC 2012 SOFTWARE TRAINING #1 Intro to HURREVAC Monday, March 30 8:30 am to 12:00 pm nd
#2 Intro to HURREVAC (2 session) Monday, March 30 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm #3 Applying HURREVAC Tuesday, March 31 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm HURREVAC is a decision‐support tool used by emergency managers to gather the information they need to assist their hurricane preparations and evacuation decisions. The software couples hurricane evacuation study (HES) data with real‐time weather forecast data from the National Hurricane Center. This combination allows users to graphically display specific local evacuation decision time guidance to support decision‐making as hurricanes approach. The ½ day Intro to HURREVAC class includes the basics for beginners and provides an overview of how the software works and the features and functionality it includes. The ½ day Applying HURREVAC is an intermediate level course that will focus on applying the more important features that could be useful during a hurricane approach. The Applying HURREVAC students will be expected to have a basic understanding of HURREVAC‐ where the buttons are and what they do. All HURREVAC classes are intended for Government Emergency Managers. Please note that each student will need to bring a laptop with HURREVAC already installed and functioning. HURREVAC is only available for government users with emergency management responsibilities. To get this program, please register at www.hurrevac.com. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and install the program. Once installed, you should test that the program opens without any error messages and does not indicate any issues with connecting to the HURREVAC servers. Technical assistance for any software issues is available‐ contact information can be found at www.hurrevac.com.