FEMA Region 3 is pleased to present The 2015/2018 I-Code Flood Provisions and the National Flood Insurance Program!
The two hour course will cover changes from the 2015 to the 2018 I-Codes in relation to the NFIP and review the NFIP provisions in the 2015 I-Codes. This brief course will offer continuing educations credits with the attendee submitting the documentation to the credentialing entity. Floodplain Administrators, Code Professionals, Planners, Elected Officials, and other interested parties are welcome to attend.
Please inform your interested community professionals, elected officials, and citizens about this free course. Each session is limited to 250 participants.
There will be four offerings:
December 3rd, 10-12 AM
December 8th, 10-12 AM
December 17th, 8-10 AM
December 21st, 2-4 PM
Please register on Eventbrite for your selected date for the Building Code training session:
Announcing PEMA Floodplain Management workshops
Throughout the state, PEMA works with local, state, federal, and private partners to deliver training programs and exercises that help us more effectively coordinate our response to the emergency needs of all our communities in times of disaster.
As part of this effort, we have coordinated with global engineering firm Stantec to deliver virtual continuing education courses that will help floodplain management and emergency management professionals better understand how to leverage existing flood hazard data to build community resilience throughout the Commonwealth.*
FLOODPLAIN MAPPING WORKSHOP 1 (BASIC)
1.5 hours CFM CEC
This course is a broad introduction to floodplain management in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Topics include the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA’s Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program and associated flood studies, and PEMA’s role as a partner to FEMA.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Local government officials who are new to FEMA and floodplain management, including those in GIS, engineering, planning, and emergency management.
WORKSHOP 1 SESSION OPTIONS:
- Wednesday, December 2 at 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
- Thursday, December 10 at 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
FLOODPLAIN MAPPING WORKSHOP 2 (ADVANCED)
4 hours CFM CEC
This course provides an in-depth look at floodplain management resources and responsibilities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as information to explore the Community Rating System (CRS) and leverage existing flood hazard data to build more community resilience.
Topics include a comprehensive review of FEMA Risk MAP floodplain projects and available options for engineering studies as well as guidelines and standards for flood studies, quality management, Letters of Map Change, and use of Risk MAP data for proactive floodplain management and mitigation planning.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Local government officials who have taken the Level 1 Workshop and/or are familiar with basic floodplain management concepts, datasets, and procedures, including anyone actively involved in managing floodplain related activities and concerns such as Floodplain Administrators, Water Resource Engineers, and other professionals.
WORKSHOP 2 SESSION OPTIONS:
- Wednesday, December 2 at 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday, December 10 at 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
- Monday, December 14 at 10:00 AM – 3:00PM
*Additional continuing educations credit /professional development hours are pending
Introduction to Floodplain Management Three-Day Virtual Training Course December 15th – 17th, 2020
This Introduction to Floodplain Management course is designed to familiarize participants with various aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure they have the necessary tools to be successful as local floodplain administrators. Three key topics will be examined and discussed: Welcome to the NFIP – “What the Flood”?, “MAP IT!” (More Acronyms Please), and “That’s a FLAP!” – Floodplain Action Plan: Keys to Success. These topics will prepare the participants to understand their role
and responsibility in enforcing the community’s local floodplain ordinance and the NFIP regulations.
The target course audience is for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinances, for example:
- Newly hired or newly assigned floodplain administrators / managers
- Current floodplain administrators / managers that are seeking refresher training
- Building codes officials / inspectors
- Permit officials
- City and County engineers
Continuing Education Credits:
This training course has been pre-approved for 12 hours of CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) through the Associa-
tion of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). Participants must attend and participate in all three days in order to get credit for the training.
There are ONLY 30 seats available for this virtual training course. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis…So regis- ter early. Register online at: https://fema.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItcOisqj0oHwWrjoAsmPt2T0uE1FwEQGY
C. Julius Lockhart, Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA Region III Phone: 202-679-8097 | email@example.com
Bill Bradfield, NFIP Program Manager, PA Emergency Management Agency Phone: 717-651-2141 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Floodplain Ordinance Update Process Walkthough
Floodplain Model Ordinance and Higher Standards Walkthrough
New PrepTalks Added with a Focus on Building Community Resilience:
Neighborfest—Building Resilience from the Block Up — Daniel Homsey
In his PrepTalk, Daniel Homsey shares his tools for building resilient communities at the neighborhood level and why empowering neighbors to help themselves is the best way to prepare your community for any disaster. Daniel Homsey is the Director of the Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) for the City Administrator’s Office of the City of San Francisco. The NEN empowers residents to build and steward stronger, more resilient communities.
Using Codes and Standards to Build Resilient Communities — Stuart Tom
In his PrepTalk, Stuart Tom provides an overview of the importance of building codes and how codes and standards are developed. He explains that model codes and standards are adopted and enforced by jurisdictions and he shares how the community can get involved. Mr. Tom is the Fire Marshal for the City of Glendale, California, and a member of the Board of the International Code Council (ICC). He also served as a member of the Los Angeles Uniform Code Program Steering Committee and co-chair of the State Fire Marshal’s Wildfire Ignition ad-hoc committee.