Free Webinar on Earthquakes and FEMA – Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

Free Webinar on Earthquakes and FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety

Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Pacific Registration Fee: Free 1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

To register, click here. (Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording!)

Purpose. This webinar will provide an overview of earthquake-specific information included in the guidebook FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety FEMA P-1000 aims to equip school safety advocates and stakeholders with the information, tools, and resources they need to promote safer schools in their communities, and the guidebook aims to empower and support decision-makers by providing actionable advice.


Background. Recent earthquakes in Alaska and California serve as stark reminders of the damage that these events can do. We also know that nearly all states in the U.S. experience moderate to major earthquake risk, with many regions being subject to potentially catastrophic impacts. In light of this risk, how can we ensure that our school buildings are safe and that our school leaders are prepared for these events? This free webinar will tackle these questions head on—acknowledging that in many parts of the U.S. and around the world, school buildings are highly vulnerable to significant damage or collapse in earthquakes. There are, however, many actionable steps we can take to prepare for and mitigate the most severe consequences of these events. This webinar will focus on the earthquake risks we face and what we can do about them to help ensure our schools are stronger and safer.

Intended Audience. The intended audience for this webinar includes K-12 school administrators, school emergency managers, school facilities managers, school board members, teachers, representatives of parent groups, and others interested in improving school natural hazard safety with a specific focus on earthquakes. Engineers and building professionals who are interested in communicating the importance of school natural hazard safety to decision-makers may also find this webinar useful.