On September 6, 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s (FEMA) National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) will deliver a 1.5 hour webinar training on improving school safety relative to natural hazards. The training will be presented by by the Applied Technology Council.
Past disasters have clearly demonstrated the devastating effects of school damage and subsequent closures. Even students who survive a major disaster might find their education disrupted or permanently ended, causing their future to be completely derailed. Despite the critical role that schools play in young people’s lives and in broader communities, many obstacles exist in attempting to improve school safety from natural hazards. These include competing public needs and demands, scarce resources, and lack of understanding of risks from natural hazards. This webinar will offer concrete guidance for making schools safer.
When: September 6, 2018 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM CDT
How: For more information or to register, click here.
Who should attend: K-12 school administrators, school emergency managers and facility managers, school board members, teachers, representatives of concerned parent groups, and others interested in improving school natural hazard safety should participate. Engineers and building professionals who are interested in communicating the importance of school natural hazard safety to decision-makers may also find this webinar useful