Introduction to Hurricane Preparedness FEMA Course
Introduction to Hurricane Preparedness is jointly sponsored
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
and the Department of Homeland Security's
Emergency Management Agency.
The annual week-long course targets local and state personnel
responsible for hurricane mitigation and response in courses which include
hurricane meteorology, hurricane hazards and hurricane planning activities.
Three training cycles are offered annually to emergency managers from the
Gulf coastal states (Texas to Florida), Southeast coastal states (Florida to
Virginia), and Northeast coastal states (Maryland to Maine).
FEMA also conducts an annual two-day
workshop at the privately sponsored National Hurricane Conference. The
workshop shares the same general goals, objectives and teaching staff as the
Introduction to Hurricane Preparedness course.
Class picture of 2013 FEMA Gulf Coast Region training (Click for full-size image)
Class picture of 2013 FEMA Southeast Region training (Click for full-size image)
Class picture of 2013 FEMA Northeast Region training (Click for full-size image)
Training with Senior Hurricane Specialists Dan Brown [right] and Mike Brennan [left] (Click for full-size image)
Hands-on class work (Click for full-size image)