L0102 Science of Disaster

Monday, 4 October 2021 8:00 AM - Wednesday, 6 October 2021 5:30 PM EDT

430 Coram Ave., Shelton, CT, 06484, United States

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Monday, 4 October 2021 8:00 AM - Wednesday, 6 October 2021 5:30 PM EDT

Echo Hose Training Center, 430 Coram Ave., Shelton, CT, 06484, United States.

Course Dates: 10/04/21-10/06/21


Course Length:

This course is three days in length.

Hours 0800-1730 hrs.

Location: Echo Hose Training Center

                   430 Coram Ave.

                   Shelton, Ct. 06484


Course Description:

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.

Course Goal:

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.

Target Audience:

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 to Register for the Course:

To Register: Go to


Scroll down to the calendar, find the date of your class, click on the date and course and registration tab will be there


Out of State Students must obtain the approval and signature of their Sponsoring Organization and their State Training Officer.

Application Review:

In order to be evaluated for admission into this course, block #16 on the application form must be completed. Please refer to the Target Audience above and indicate how you meet the requirements based upon your position and experience.


Notice to Applicants for EMI courses:

Individuals applying for EMI classes will be required to register using the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number.

How do I obtain my FEMA SID number?

Step 1:1. To register, go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Step 2:2. Click on the “Register for a FEMA SID” button on screen.

Step 3:3. 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


(860) 685-8201



EMI Point of Contact:

For additional information contact the course manager, Jeff Januchowski at (301) 447-1356 or by email at jeffrey.januchowski@fema.dhs.gov or Richard Bashioum at (301) 447-1629 or by e-mail at richard.bashioum@fema.dhs.gov.



430 Coram Ave., Shelton CT. 06484

1. Head Northwest on Howe Ave

2. Turn Left onto White Street

3. Turn Right on to Coram Ave

4. Take first Left onto Elm Street

You will see the driveway to the training Center on your left



GPS: If you are going to use GPS to find us, use 20 Elm Street and it will put you in the driveway of the building

Connecticut Emergency Management and Homeland Security