Course Title: G-G318 All Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshop
Length of Course: 16 Hours Lecture/Lab Breakdown: 12 Hours / 4 Hours
Target Audience: The target audience includes local government officials, Tribal leaders, State government officials, FEMA reviewers, and other stakeholders responsible for developing or reviewing hazard mitigation plans. This may include county and municipal planners, floodplain managers, emergency program managers, and other State and community-level managers or administrators and other staff with expertise needed for mitigation projects. The Workshop is also intended for community members interested in avoiding or minimizing hazard losses, who may wish to participate in the mitigation planning process.
Referenced Texts: FEMA G-318 Mitigation for Emergency Managers Course Student Manual. Instructor Guide and PowerPoint provided on CD by PEMA.
Course Goal: The Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) presents this “Hazard Mitigation Planning Workshop” to prepare state agencies and county/municipal county emergency management agencies and planning commissions for strengthening and revising their current FEMA/PEMA 322 multi-jurisdictional and state plan.
The Bureau of Recovery of Mitigation is requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s G-318 “Local Hazard Mitigation Planning” course be added as a substitute for the G-393 “Mitigation for Emergency Managers” course. The enabling and terminal objectives meet the needs of the County/Municipal Emergency Managers and also meet the needs of the County and Municipal Planning offices that have oversight on land-use in their jurisdictions. In 2009, a gap in Hazard Mitigation Planning was identified that EM Coordinators and County/Municipal planners did not train or work together in FEMA required FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) development or revisions. The G-318 course has allowed the two disciplines to now train and work together on their HMP and better integrate with other important plans (Stormwater Management, Emergency Operations Plans [EOP], Continuity of Operations Plan [COOP], Recovery/Pre- & Post Disaster Event, Historic Preservation, etc.).
This request would also fall in line with FEMA’s Advance Professional Series substitution list for required courses as demonstrated below. https://training.fema.gov/programs/aps
Course will also discuss Hazard Mitigation Plan role in EMAP (Emergency Management Accredation Program) certification