South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be offering a free tsunami public education course on February 14, 2013 at the Grays Harbor College Columbia Education Center (208 Advent Ave. S.E.) in Ilwaco. The course will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Workbooks will be provided.
the course include: near and far source tsunami events and scenarios, the
Cascadia Subduction Zone, tsunami modeling, inundation mapping in Washington
State, local vulnerabilities, emergency management systems, tsunami response,
how to reduce risks, and community training.
Train-the-Trainer program aims to develop an educational curriculum to train
qualified tsunami public education instructors. It is a joint effort of the
National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program 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.
interested in participating must pre-register with AmeriCorps Member Kirsten
Harvill by calling (360) 875-9409 or (360) 642-9409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.