L102 Science of Disasters (Basic Academy)

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This class in CANCELLED and will be rescheduled in 2021.

ND Department of Emergency Services is sponsoring L102 Science of Disaster as part of the Basic Academy series of classes, November 17-19, 2020, at the Quality Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND.  Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. each day.

This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world.  The contents of the course include the following:

  • Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
  • Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
  • Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
  • Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
  • Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management.

NDDES will provide partial travel reimbursement to appropriate participants who live or work in ND and travel more than 50 miles to attend.  A block of rooms is reserved at the Comfort Suites (701-223-4009), 929 Gateway Ave., Bismarck, ND.  Ask for the Basic Academy block of rooms.  This block will be available at state rate until November 3, 2020.

Questions may be directed to Larry Regorrah or Brenda Vossler.



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