Earthquake Safety and Mitigation for Schools (FEMA 395)
DATE: Thursday, June 3
TIME: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING

The Arkansas Division of Emergency Management provides a variety of earthquake-related trainings each year. One of these trainings is designed specifically for the school setting. This free web-based training teaches participants how to: (1) assess and analyze seismic risks typical to school buildings; (2) develop actionable plans for reducing and managing these risks; (3) secure nonstructural components in school facilities; and (4) implement incremental seismic rehabilitation as an affordable approach for protecting existing school buildings and ensuring occupant safety.

Audience: School officials, school administrators, teachers, facility managers, engineers and other stakeholders interested in reducing earthquake risks in school facilities.

To register for this web-based training, please follow this link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3007312050403471120

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Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety (FEMA P-1000)
DATE: Thursday, May 27
TIME: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING

The INSPARK program, administered by the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management (ADEM), is also offering a free web-based training that shows how to physically protect school facilities and operations before, during, and after a natural hazard event. It also provides guidance for developing a comprehensive strategy to address natural hazard safety in schools.

Audience: School administrators, facilities managers, emergency managers, emergency planning committees, teachers and staff at K-12 schools, state officials, district administrators, school boards, and teacher union leaders.

To register for this web-based training, please follow this link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8794739937272188176

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These trainings can be found on the following Arkansas Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management websites:

www.dps.arkansas.gov/emergency-management/adem/training-exercise/training/earthquake-training/

http://inspectarkansas.org/