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PER-420 in Texas on February 20th, 2024 (PILOT) is a Program

PER-420 in Texas on February 20th, 2024 (PILOT)

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PER-420: Understanding Climate Risk - Hazard, Vulnerability, and Community Resilience

Courtesy of the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.

  • Date: February 20th, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CT)
  • Location: Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024

How to obtain a certificate:

  1. Sign up for the course on this page.
  2. Take the pre-test.
  3. Attend the training on February 20th, 2024.
  4. Take the post-test and evaluation.

Please note that this course is in the pilot phase. This means you will not receive a certificate for this course until it is fully approved. This process may take some months. We appreciate your patience, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Course Overview:

This performance-level, instructor-led training will provide participants with an overview of climate change and community resilience. This course will review available tools, such as the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) and the National Risk Index (NRI). It will describe how to use these tools to inform planning. Case studies and scenarios will be presented for learners to understand lessons learned regarding preparation for supply chain management in a changing climate.
The course is for emergency managers guided by the Community Lifelines construct, with all stakeholders involved in stabilizing each lifeline as they relate to climate and equity themes. The course is designed to include the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) emergency management and first responder communities to ensure attendees have access to key resources and planning tools on climate change and equity issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess ways in which climate models can project future climate conditions.
  2. Demonstrate competency with the Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) and the National Risk Index (NRI).
  3. Analyze disaster scenarios regarding future climate and social conditions.
  4. Analyze how climate disruptions can negatively impact community lifelines, supply chains, and vulnerable communities.

 

Hosted by the Jennifer Suter from the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

This project is supported by Cooperative Agreements EMW-2020-CA-00064, EMW-2021-CA-00092, EMW-2021-CA-00093, EMW-2022-CA-00037, and EMW-2023-GG019446 administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.