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 FNSB Emergency Management has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

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 Emergency Management Announcements

13 December 2018 - FEMA P-593, Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings
​TRAINING DESCRIPTION: The training on FEMA P-593, Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings, promotes seismic retrofitting of one- and two-family homes to reduce earthquake damage and increase post-earthquake habitability.  Participants are introduced to the effects of earthquakes on wood-frame dwellings, common seismic vulnerabilities in these structures, retrofitting approaches, and available retrofitting guidelines. A primary objective of this training is to develop a common understanding of vulnerable building characteristics, seismic rehabilitation concepts, and rehabilitation priorities that will enable participants to carry on an informed discussion about the extent and cost of voluntary seismic rehabilitation work. This knowledge also prepares trainees to identify for homeowners which rehabilitation measures make most sense and offer the best value for homeowners’ investment.  Another objective of this training is to identify additional resources that are available for further reading on topics in seismic rehabilitation. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this training includes architects, building officials, business owners, contractors, emergency managers, engineers, home/property owners, and the general public. GENERAL INFORMATION: Time:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date:  December 13th, 2018 
Location: Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Main Classroom
955 Draanjik Drive
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
Instructor:  Mike Griffin, Instructor, Applied Technology Council
Materials: FEMA P-593 CD, Seismic Rehabilitation Training for One- and Two-Family Wood-Frame Dwellings
Cost:    Free of Charge
REGISTRATION: To register for... (read more)
12/5/2018 10:47 AM
12 December 2018 - FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1- Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings
​TRAINING DESCRIPTION:
 
This course will present training on the FEMA P-50 and P-50-1 documents, addressing seismic assessment and retrofit of detached single-family wood-frame dwellings.  These documents update and expand to national basis the simplified assessment methodology and retrofit guidelines originally developed for use in the City of Los Angeles following the Northridge earthquake (ATC-50 and ATC-50-1). The simplified assessment methodology uses a six-page form to assign each dwelling a structural score based on observed dwelling characteristics, a seismic hazard score based on dwelling location and site hazards, and a resulting Seismic Performance Grade between A and D-. The assessment goes on to identify assessed items that could be retrofit and the improved grade that could result with retrofit. The companion FEMA P-50-1 retrofit guidelines document provides details on retrofit of the assessed items.
 
TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this training includes building owners, building officials, home inspectors, design professionals, home builders, emergency planners, insurers, and lenders. GENERAL INFORMATION:
 
Time:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date:  December 12th, 2018
Location: Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Main Classroom
955 Draanjik Drive
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
Instructor:  Mike Griffin, Instructor, Applied Technology Council
Materials: FEMA P-50 report, Simplified Seismic Assessment of Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings (hard copy); and
FEMA P-50-1 report, Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings (hard... (read more)
12/5/2018 10:46 AM
11 December 2018 - FEMA 232, Homebuilders’ Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: This course will present seismic design and construction guidance for one- and two-family houses in a manner that can be utilized by homebuilders, knowledgeable homeowners, and other non-engineers. It incorporates and references the prescriptive provisions of the 2003 International Residential Code as well as the results of the FEMA-funded CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project. The training will discuss the FEMA 232 report, which includes prescriptive building detail plans based on state-of the-art earthquake-resistant design for use by homebuilders and others in the construction of non-engineered residential structures. Instruction includes discussion of the results of recent loss investigations as well as current research to identify above-code measures for improved earthquake performance and their associated costs. A typical modern house is used to illustrate the application and benefits of above-code measures. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for these trainings includes building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, risk analysts, and other interested citizens and volunteers. GENERAL INFORMATION Time:  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date:  December 11th , 2018
Location: Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Main Classroom
955 Draanjik Drive
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
Instructor:  Mike Griffin, Instructor, Applied Technology Council
Materials: FEMA 232, Homebuilders’ Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction (hard copy)
Cost:   Free of Charge REGISTRATION: To register for this training, please provide your name, organization, address, phone number,... (read more)
12/5/2018 10:43 AM

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