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Basic Academy: L0102 Science of Disasters
Date: 5/7/2019 - 5/9/2019
Location: Bismarck
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L102 Science of Disasters will be held May 7-9, 2019 at the Quality Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave., Bismarck, ND. Class will be begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day.

This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide 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 and National Hazards describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards.
  • Science of Natural Hazards describes the scientific basis of common natural hazards.
  • Prediction gives us the capability to expect the unexpected.
  • Physical Science and Implications for Emergency Management identifies how emergency management can benefit from knowledge of the physical science of hazards.
  • Biological and Chemical Threats identifies the scientific basis of biological and chemical threats.
  • Explosive Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
  • Radiological and Nuclear Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats.

This course is intended for newly appointed emergency managers from State, local, tribal, territorial, and Federal emergency management agencies, and prospective professionals transferring from another discipline to emergency management who have completed the pre-requisites and L101 Foundations of Emergency Management.

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Suites, 929 Gateway Ave., Bismarck. Call 701-223-4009 and ask for the "DES Basic Academy 102" block. These rooms are available at the state rate until April 1, 2019. NDDES will reimburse appropriate participants that work in the Emergency Management field in North Dakota and travel a distance of 50 miles or greater for hotel at state rate and meal per diem. We do not cover mileage.


For additional information please contact Larry Regorrah or Brenda Vossler