WHEN DISASTER STRIKES Training Course
PENNBOC is pleased to offer the “When Disaster Strikes” training program. The purpose of this multi-day course is to train emergency management agency professionals, engineers, architects, and certified building inspectors in post-disaster structural evaluation of buildings and to provide participants with skills, knowledge, and tools to help them become a Disaster Response Inspector.
LOCATION: West Bradford Township Municipal Building, 1385 Campus Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335
DATE: June 6-7, 2022; 8:30am-4:30pm each day (check-in opens at 8:00am)
COST: $425 PENNBOC Members; $495 non-members. Lunch provided both days. BE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED INTO YOUR PENNBOC MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE THE MEMBERS DISCOUNT.
DESCRIPTION: All too often before and after a disaster, an affected community is left on its own to struggle with preparing to respond to the event and then assessing and dealing with its damage. When assessments are not conducted quickly, a community’s residents will reoccupy potentially unsafe structures. Small scale localized events can often be handled by local building departments. However, in a large scale and/or large regional disaster, local building departments are unable to meet the demand and often unable to provide these valuable assessments.
The ICC Disaster Response Inspector Program is aimed at training and certifying qualified professionals to assist with performing Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluations. It also discusses the NIMS credentialing process whereby properly trained and qualified Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluators can be prequalified and rostered. By properly training and pre-qualifying a pool of individuals, building officials are better able to jump start recovery.
By the end of the training participants should be familiar with:
• Various types of disasters and their impact on a community
• Disaster Planning Basics
• The roles and duties of a Post-Disaster Building Safety Evaluator
• The role of PEMA and FEMA plays in the building evaluation process
• Understand the role of the code official in the building evaluation team
• Understand the documentation requirements dictated by the state and local government agencies
• Performing ATC 20/45 Rapid and Detailed Building Safety Evaluations
CLASS STRUCTURE: The training is delivered over the course of two days in the classroom consisting of the 2022 ICC “When Disaster Strikes Institute” as well as coursework designed to integrate the information obtained in the when disaster strikes program with the state and local response network to better utilize the tier two responder in the field. Additionally, students will complete 2 hours of independent virtual exercises that introduce the class to how a post-disaster building safety assessment is conducted in accordance with the ATC 20 and ATC 45 Rapid and Detailed procedures.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: The training will provide attendees with 15 total hours of CE.
DEADLINE: Registration closes on June 2, 2022. Space is limited to 40 attendees.
QUESTIONS: Contact PENNBOC at (717) 730-6036