The NAU Office of Emergency Management will be hosting several trainings this year to better prepare campus for all hazards.
AWR 233 Volcanic Crises Awareness
On April 11 and 12th NAU will be hosting a two-day course that will provide an introduction to volcanic crises and will enhance the participants' ability to support their organizations' preparedness and response efforts for future volcanic crises. This course will provide an understanding of the processes, impacts, and causes of volcanic hazards.
Current monitoring and hazard assessment tools and products available and volcano warning and dissemination systems and methods. It will also cover a community’s response to eruptions and volcanic crises. Participants will conclude the training by taking part in a facilitator-led, scenario-based group activity that challenges them to identify effective actions that will reduce the impact of a volcanic crisis in their communities. The audience for this course is a mixture of NAU geology students and government/public decision-makers, emergency managers, response personnel, planners, and other professionals in both public and private. There are no remaining seats for this training.
PER304: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery
On Thursday April 17, 2014 at the NAU ITS Training Lab, Building 54 from 8AM - 5PM, NAU will host a free Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training on using social media in a disaster. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills regarding social media and its uses, as well as the current tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication. Participants will take part in facilitator-led activities. Through the use of social media tools, participants will learn and master skills to disseminate information and monitor, track, measure, and analyze social media traffic. Participants will be able to use social media as a method to identify warning signs that a crisis is developing. There are no prerequisites and the target audience includes government/public decision-makers, emergency operations personnel and managers, response personnel, planners in both the public and private sectors with disaster preparedness, response, and/or mitigation responsibilities, and students in any of those fields. See this flyer on the course for more information.