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PER-406 with Alaska on January 15th and 16th, 2025


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Full program description

PER-406: Mass Care: Shelter and Relocation Capacity Building 

Courtesy of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University.

  • Date:
    • Part 1: Wednesday, January 15th, 2025
    • Part 2: Thursday, January 16th, 2025
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AKT) each day
  • Location: Virtual

You must attend both days to receive a certificate.

How to obtain a certificate:

  1. Sign up for the course on this page.
  2. Take the pre-test.
  3. Attend the training on January 15th and 16th, 2025.
  4. Take the post-test and evaluation.

Please wait up to 48 hours for your certificate to appear in your account. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Course Overview:

This performance-level, virtual, instructor-led training will provide participants with an understanding of how to build shelter and relocation capacity. The course will review the requirements of sheltering and evacuation, including the equipment and staffing needs for these operations. In addition, planning for sheltering, evacuation, and relocation will also be covered. The course will review case studies of previous disasters and look at best practices from these events.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify available resources for constructing, retrofitting, equipping, staffing shelters and community safe rooms.

  2. Analyze the current structure of ESF-6 leadership roles and responsibilities for coordinating mass care to ensure more accurate mass care capability assessments.

  3. Evaluate best practices of jurisdictions in capacity building and the delivery of evacuee support, sheltering and relocation.

  4. Assess how pandemics can affect ESF-6 approaches.


Hosted by Jeff McKenzie from the Alaska Division of Homeland Security & 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.