G-271 Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness
This course is customized for weather typical for Pennsylvania
This is a 2 day course
As course material is now provided through electronic means it is highly recommended students bring a computer, capable of reading a USB flash drive, to the course. Please email the Course Contact for different media. Student manuals and other course material may be downloaded at any time from the PEMA web page (www.pema.state.pa.us) or click here to visit the download page.
The purpose of this course is to provide training for local and state Emergency Managers who respond to hazardous weather events, while promoting partnership and coordination between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Emergency Managers.
The goal of this course is to enhance Emergency Managers’ ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
Analyze how the components of weather interact to create hazardous weather.
Anticipate the impact of hazardous weather events to enhance preparedness.
Evaluate actions taken by Emergency Managers to prepare for and respond to actual hazardous weather events.
Interpret information contained in National Weather Service forecast and warning products and other weather resources.
Assess your community’s state of readiness for hazardous weather and flooding events.
Evaluate the effectiveness of emergency response actions for a given scenario.
This course is designed to help accomplish the goals and priorities of FEMA:
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
The target audience for the course will encompass primarily the following professional groups:
Local emergency managers (i.e., county, city, parish, or other jurisdiction)
State emergency management personnel
Voluntary agency representatives
Private sector emergency managers.
There are no prerequisites for this course, although participants may benefit from taking IS-271, Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk prior to attendance. Additional related courses are listed in Appendix B.