PO Box 101 ~ 300 Memorial Drive, South Bend, WA 98586
(360) 875-9340 Office ~ (360) 875-9341 EOC ~ (360) 875-9342 Fax

Friday, September 16, 2011

Free Public Event: Tsunami Train-the-Trainer

Contact: Natasha Nesbitt, AmeriCorps* VISTA Member
Pacific County Emergency Management Agency
(360) 875-9409 or nnesbitt@co.pacific.wa.us

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be offering a free six hour course for Tsunami Public Education on October 11, 2011 at Pacific County Fire District 1 (26110 Ridge Avenue, Ocean Park, WA 98640). The course will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. with a one hour midday break. Workbooks will also be provided.

Topics for the course include: near-and far-source tsunami events and scenarios, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, tsunami modeling, inundation mapping in Washington, local vulnerabilities, emergency management systems, human behavior to risk, and community training.

The Train-the-Trainer program aims to develop an educational curriculum to train qualified Tsunami public education instructors. It is a joint effort of the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research (NCTR) and the Washington State Emergency Management Division (WAEMD), and has been organized locally by PCEMA. Participants will gain skills and knowledge regarding: local hazards, risk reduction, tsunami response, and community assessment. The goal of this course is to better prepare the citizens and communities of Pacific County by developing and coordinating disaster preparedness public education programs.

All persons interested in participating must pre-register with Denise Rowlett by calling (360) 642-9338 or (360) 875-9338 or email drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us.

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