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L0102 – Science of Disasters (Culpeper)

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Emergency Management



Date and Time




WHEN: August 29th-31st, 2022 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

WHERE: 1601 Orange Road; Culpeper, VA 22701

Purpose: 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:  L0101 Foundations of Emergency Management is recommended

PLEASE NOTE – you must apply to EMI for this course IN ADDITION to registering here: For questions, please contact us at The Head of Sponsoring Agency is Christopher Shay

Individuals who need an accommodation of a functional or access need to attend the training should contact the LMS Help Desk via telephone at 804-897-9995 or via email at, at least two weeks prior to course start.

COURSE MANAGER: Candice Crockett

COURSE INSTRUCTORS: James Graham, Bill Sammler, Brett Burdick

FACILITY POC: Donna Deal, 540.829.7518,