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Earthquake Safety & Mitigation for Schools Webinar

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 9:17 am

Numerous school buildings located in multiple States and U.S. territories are vulnerable to earthquake damage and losses. This includes potential:

  • Death and injury of students, teachers, and staff
  • Damage to or collapse of buildings
  • Damage and loss of furnishings, equipment, and building contents
  • Disruption of educational programs and school operations
  • An inability of the community to use schools as temporary shelters

School officials, teachers, facility managers, and other local stakeholders interested in learning how to reduce earthquake risks and take actions to ensure school safety and continued operations can take part in an one-hour webinar. Information is based on FEMA 395: Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12): Providing Protection to People and Buildings, which is available for download at

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1980

At this webinar, you will learn the following:

  • How to assess and analyze your earthquake risks
  • How to develop an actionable plan to reduce and manage earthquake risks
  • How to initiate an earthquake risk reduction plan for existing school buildings that were not designed and constructed to meet modern building codes
  • How to secure "non-structural" elements of the school facility
  • How to apply "incremental seismic rehabilitation" to protect buildings and ensure occupant safety

WHEN:

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm EST

 

WHERE:

Online webinar via FEMA Adobe Connect & Conference Line. Information will be shared upon successful registration.

 

REGISTRATION:

Registration is free. Please send your preferred date to participate, name, organization, address, phone number and email address by fax at 650-593-2320 or by email at atc@atcouncil.org by Friday, January 7, 2011

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Email: Please add atcouncil.org to your safe list

Audio: Touch-tone telephone

Browser: Internet Explorer 6 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, with JavaScript enabled

Internet: 56K or faster (high-speed recommended)

Audio/Video Streaming: Adobe Flash plug-in version 9 or higher

For more information, contact Donald Hartmayer, 650-593-2320