This course is three days in length.
Location: Post University, Waterbury CT
This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course include the following:
· Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
· Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
· Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
· Chemical and biological basics and identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
· Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals and identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
It is mandatory that the participant complete all 16 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.
This course is followed by the L0103 Planning: Emergency Operations course and both will run in the same week. Students are encouraged to sign up for both the L0102 and L01013 courses. Typically, students take the L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management course first, but the Basic Academy courses can be taken in any order.
At completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of scientific principles which govern the world around us and control how hazards and disasters unfold.
If a participant is taking this course as part of the Academy, then he or she should take E0101, Foundations of Emergency Management, first (but not required). If a participant is taking this course on its own for its science information and not in fulfillment of the Academy requirements, there are no prerequisites.
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s):
EMI awards 2.4 CEUs for completion of this course.
This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.
How do I obtain my FEMA SID number?
Step 1:To register, go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Step 2:Click on the “Register for a FEMA SID” button on screen.
Step 3:Follow the instructions and provide the necessary information to create your account.
State of Connecticut Training Point of Contact: Robert Christ
Connecticut Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown Ct. 06457