Earthquake Safety & Mitigation P-909 (T-t-T) and E-74
Description: This course consists of a combination of (2) separate FEMA approved courses. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion for the FEMA E-74 (Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage) and an instructor certification for FEMA P-909 (Home and Business Earthquake Safety and Mitigation (Train-the-Trainer) courses. FEMA E-74 will describe the sources of nonstructural earthquake damage and effective methods of reducing such damage. Nonstructural failures have accounted for the majority of damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes. It is critical to raise awareness of potential nonstructural hazards, the costly consequences of nonstructural failures, and the opportunities that exist to limit future losses. Nonstructural components of buildings include all elements that are not part of the structural system; that is, the architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and other contents. The FEMA P-909 is a new training program on structural and non-structural earthquake mitigation that will train students on how to deliver the Home and Business Earthquake Safety course to others. The goal of this course is to create a cadre of trainers with the ability to provide citizens basic knowledge on earthquakes, along with simple steps toward safety and mitigation in their homes and businesses. Mitigating earthquake risk has been proven to reduce the loss of life and property from such a disaster.
Course Length: 6 hours
Course Timeline: Registration 8:30AM Start 9:00AM Conclusion 4:00PM
Target Audience/Discipline: Emergency Management, First Responders, Building Owners, Facility Managers, Building Officials, Engineers and Homeowners.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.