Emergency Flood Response Management Training

Washington State Citizen Corps is sponsoring an Emergency Flood Response Management training course.

Emergency Flood Response Management
November 14, 2009, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Holiday Beach Community Center
26100 N. Highway 101, Hoodsport, Washington 98548

Description: Tens of millions of dollars are spent every year on emergency flood and bank protection measures throughout the Western United States to protect critical infrastructure and property, such as roads, pipelines, levees, and residences. This course provides tools for assessing the magnitude and extent of flood emergencies, and provides a number of rapid response protection measures that can be implemented by community groups and/or volunteers.

Participants will be involved in physical activity and be expected to participate in the various scenarios. Please dress appropriately for the weather and consider personal protection, including but not limited to gloves, raingear, warm clothing, sturdy work shoes, etc.

Course Topics:

Introduction to Emergency Flood Response
– Safety considerations
– Incident Command Systems (ICS)
– Response vs. Recovery

Emergency Delineations:
– Site triage and prioritization
– Hazard area reconnaissance
– River process assessment

Risk Analysis: Property, Infrastructure
– Road washouts
– Pipeline exposure
– Bridge scour
– Dam breaks
– Hazard Areas

Action Alternatives:
– Short-term vs. Long-term
– Typical Designs
– Prioritization

Rapid Response Tool Box

Regulatory Compliance

Field Exercise


Registration: To register for this free training, please contact Denise Mack, Washington State Citizen Corps Coordinator at 360-725-5290 or via e-mail at citizencorps@ofm.wa.gov.

Pre-registration is required.

Posted in Disaster Preparedness.