TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Warning Coordination (G272)
March 29, 2017
Warning Coordination (G272)
June 13 & 14, 2017
This program addresses warning coordination for weather- or flooding-related events. It 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. The Warning Coordination Course is an elective of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series.
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 IS271, 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.
Instructors from the National Weather Service Caribou will assist in the program delivery.
The course will be held at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer, ME. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available to State and municipal officials travelling more than 50 miles from their work base. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.
All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA training application form found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training
Contact:MEMA Training and Exercise
207-624-4400 or 800-452-8735