TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Warning Coordination (G272)
February 12, 2015
The Maine Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training seminar on warning coordination for weather- and flooding-related events May 6 and 7, 2015 at MEMA offices in Augusta.
This program provides training to help facilitate the process whereby State, local, tribal, and territorial officials responsible for warning coordination and communication work closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. The effective coordination of these warnings is paramount to saving lives and protecting property
Target Audience and Prerequisites:
The target training audience for Warning Coordination includes State, local, tribal, and territorial government emergency program managers, or officials responsible for coordination and communication. The secondary audience includes federal emergency management personnel and employees of Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments who work in the emergency management field. Anyone with warning coordination responsibilities will benefit from this training. It is highly recommended that participants take IS-271, Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, G271, "Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness", and IS-247, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), before attending this course. Other recommended courses are the COMET program’s SKYWARN® Spotter Training course and G365, "Partnerships for Creating and Maintaining (Weather) Spotter Groups".
Course Location and Logistics:
The course will be held in the MEMA classroom at the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC). CMCC is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided, lodging may be offered on a per case basis for those traveling more than 50 miles to attend the course; all other expenses are the responsibility of the student
All applications should be submitted by email or fax via FEMA training application form found at:
Contact:MEMA Training and Exercise Office
800-452-8735 / 624-4400 / FAX 287-3178