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  • FREE TRAINING for Our Community!! FEMA Web-Based Courses: Principles of Community Economic Recovery Description and Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery Description

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    April 21, 2020
    Target Audience: This course is available to the whole community, including large and small business owners, state and local emergency managers, first-responders, financial institutions (i.e. banks), and partners who work to promote economic development and/or disaster response (e.g. voluntary, faith-based, or philanthropic).

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    The  National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, is currently offering  two free web based FEMA courses:
    • AWR-357W Principles of Community Economic Recovery
    • PER-376W Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery
    See email thread below for additional information or contact Jeremy Brooks via email at jb3860@cumc.columbia.edu.
     
    Linda J. McWhorter
    Preparedness Bureau Chief
    2555 Shumard Oak Blvd
    Tallahassee, FL  32399-21000
    Office: (850) 815-4301
    Mobile: (850) 528-7528
    Linda.mcwhorter@em.myflorida.com
     

    “Success isn’t about how much money you make,
    it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives”
    • Michelle Obama
     
    Hello!
    The National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University, is currently offering  two free web based FEMA courses: AWR-357W Principles of Community Economic Recovery and PER-376W Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery. These courses can be completed at any time that is convenient for participants.
    AWR-357W Principles of Community Economic Recovery Description: This web based course addresses economic recovery as a key national priority, and a core capability as identified by FEMA's national preparedness goal. (Duration: 1.5 hours)
    Course Objectives:
    ·         Describe the factors that influence economic recovery for businesses/communities
    ·         Describe how economic recovery can be managed within the National Preparedness Goal and the National   Disaster Recovery Framework
    ·         Describe how economic recovery themes within the National Preparedness Goal and the National Disaster   Recovery Framework (NDRF) can be incorporated into whole community planning efforts
    ·         Describe key organizational steps for sustaining resilient economic recovery pre and post-disaster within one’s   community
    ·         Identify the relevant statues and requirements to ensure that all members of a community are accounted for in     economic recovery
    ·         Practice using customizable online planning tools and ‘how to’ guides with relevant pre and post-disaster   resources  to benefit whole community planning
     
    PER-376W Preparedness Actions to Promote Economic Resilience and Recovery Description: The purpose of this web based course is to prepare private organizations (both non-profit and for-profit) in communicating and defining action steps they can take to ensure their economic resilience to natural disasters. (Duration: 1.5 hours)
    Course Objectives:
    ·         Practice the steps to conducting a hazard/risk analysis pertaining to disaster economic recovery
    ·         Select potential community partners for coordinating economic recovery
    ·         Appraise cost recovery options (such as insurance and federal programs) that may be utilized to support   organizational recovery from a disaster
    ·         Practice using customizable online planning tools
    ·         Prepare an economic impact analysis as part of an online post disaster economic recovery case study. For example,   one case will include the needs of farmers and ranchers
    ·         Develop ways to improve whole community continuity of operations planning via an online decision tree too.
     
    Target Audience: This course is available to the whole community, including large and small business owners, state and local emergency managers, first responders, financial institutions (i.e. banks), and partners who work to promote economic development and/or disaster response (e.g. voluntary, faith-based, or philanthropic).
    Registration website:  https://www.ncdpcourses.org 
    Navigate to "View All Courses" and then select "Economic Recovery-Web Based Training"
     
    Upcoming Instructor-Led Trainings: Once the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained at the state and federal level, NCDP will resume in-person instructor-led courses on economic recovery, which are conducted in specific municipalities throughout the US. Future dates and locations will be updated as the situation evolves.
     
    Course Point of Contact Information:
    Jeremy Brooks
    jb3860@cumc.columbia.edu
    Thank you and we hope you choose to participate!
    Best,
    Nika D. Sabasteanski
    Graduate Research Assistant | National Center for Disaster Preparedness
    Earth Institute | Columbia University
    nds2133@cumc.columbia.edu | 347.693.8455
     
    Under Florida law, correspondence with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, which is neither confidential nor exempt pursuant to Florida Statutes Chapter 119, is a public record made available upon request.
    Contact:
    Daniel Hahn, Emergency Management Plans Chief
    (850) 983-5360