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Flooding Hazards: Science & Preparedness: NDPTC (AWR-362)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness along with the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management will be sponsoring several deliveries of a one day training course titled, Flooding Hazards: Science & Preparedness (AWR-362). The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii, a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), will be instructing the DHS approved training course. There is no-cost to attend this training.

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.

Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness is an awareness-level, eight-hour course that addresses the current science of the causes of floods (both meteorological and otherwise), flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and long-fuse flooding events. Key concepts and discussion topics will be reinforced with facilitator-led group activities that utilize real-world flood scenarios. These activities will illustrate the diverse challenges and complexities that can occur during actual flood events while building participants' experience and confidence in anticipating, heeding warnings, and responding to floods. The goal of this course is to prepare participants to recognize the conditions that lead to flood events, evaluate their community's risk, and prepare appropriately.

The target audience for this awareness-level and instructor-led course consists of different of first responders and other stakeholders who respond to flooding events such as: Emergency Management; Emergency Medical Services; Fire Service; Government Administrative; Law Enforcement; and Public Works.


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If you have any questions regarding this training, please email Michael Urbanski at