In support of the upcoming Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (drop, cover, hold on drills) on October 18, 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) is pleased to announce a one-hour webinar on Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools.
Numerous school buildings located in multiple States and U.S. territories are vulnerable to earthquake losses and damage. This includes potential:
- Death and injury of students, teachers, and staff
- Damage to or collapse of buildings
- Damage and loss of furnishings, equipment, and building contents
- Disruption of educational programs and school operations
- Inability of the community to use schools as temporary shelters
At this webinar, you will learn the following:
- How to assess and analyze your earthquake risks
- How to develop an actionable plan to reduce and manage earthquake risks
- How to initiate an earthquake risk reduction plan for existing school buildings that were not designed and constructed to meet modern building codes
- How to secure “non-structural” elements of the school facility
- How to apply “incremental seismic rehabilitation” to protect buildings and ensure occupant safety
- Why “incremental seismic rehabilitation” is an affordable alternative for school safety
- School officials, teachers, facility managers, and other local stakeholders interested in school safety and continued operations.
- IS-325—Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
A 30 minute independent study course that provides basic information on earthquake, its impacts, and general mitigation techniques.
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST
- Webinar Link: Adobe Connect Pro Meeting Login
- Audio Line: 1 (877) 241-4296
- Participant Code: 34167944
- If you have never used Adobe Connect Pro before, please Test Meeting Connection prior to joining the webinar.
To register and learn more about the upcoming Great ShakeOut, visit www.shakeout.org.
For more information regarding NETAP, visit National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program.
For questions regarding this webinar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to share with individuals and organizations interested in school earthquake safety and mitigation.