This class has been cancelled due to the cancellation of the NDEMA conference and COVID-19 impacts.
AWR 347 Climate Adaptation Planning for Emergency Managers will be held August 31, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continued September 1, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ramkota Hotel, 800 S. 3rd Street, Bismarck, ND. This training is held in conjunction with the 2020 ND Emergency Management Conference.
Building awareness of future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face is very important. This course helps emergency services and the community better prepare for the climate adaptations necessary and systems vulnerabilities that may occur from hazard impacts. Participants will be able to describe the principles of climate adaptation planning for emergency management and existing first response processes and will be able to discuss the impact of weather on critical infrastructure and key resources while explaining the concurrent effects of climate change on those impacts. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to identify and apply adaptation strategies to address local emergency services sector vulnerabilities. The course is also designed to provide opportunities for participants to learn about various resources that can be used to implement local climate adaptation strategies in their communities.
The goal of this course is to prepare the community and the emergency services sector for the climate adaptations and systems vulnerabilities that might occur from hazard impacts and to enhance awareness to future climate hazards and impacts that the emergency services sector may face.
NDDES will provide hotel reimbursement and meal per diem at state rates for appropriate attendees who live or work in ND and travel a distance greater than 50 miles to attend.