L0102 Science of Disasters

October 02, 2017October 04, 2017

This course in the Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide 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 and National Hazards describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards.
  • Science of Natural Hazards describes the scientific basis of common natural hazards.
  • Prediction gives us the capability to expect the unexpected.
  • Physical Science and Implications for Emergency Management identifies how emergency management can benefit from knowledge of the physical science of hazards.
  • Biological and Chemical Threats identifies the scientific basis of biological and chemical threats.
  • Explosive Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
  • Radiological and Nuclear Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

Target Audience: This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management is required to attend this course. Certificates must be received no later than fourteen days prior to course start. Forward certificates to: VDEM – EM Training Program EMAIL: emtraining@vdem.virginia.gov, FAX: 804-897-6556 or MAIL:10501 Trade Court, Richmond, VA 23236. Please include the date of the course you are attending on your fax cover page or in your email.

Location: Chesterfield Fire and EMS, Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832

 Instructor:  B. Burdick

Course Manager:

Candice Barnack

Academic Support Technician

804-897-9780

Candice.barnack@vdem.virginia.gov

Event Details

Date:
October 02, 2017October 04, 2017
Duration:
3 days
Time:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location:
Chesterfield Fire and EMS, Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center, 6610 Public Safety Way, Chesterfield, VA 23832
Instructor:
B. Burdick
Course Manager:
Candice Barnack
Contact:
(804) 897-9780