When Disaster Strikes Institute

Course Title When Disaster Strikes Institute
Contact Hours12
Duration2 Days
Education CategoryPremium
ObjectivesUpon completion of this institute, participants will be better able to: • Describe the roles and duties of a second responder. • Identify various structure types. • Identify disaster-related damage to the various structure types. • Work within the post-disaster environment. • Perform an ATC 20/45 Rapid Assessment. • Perform an ATC 20/45 Detailed Assessment. • Fill out and post ATC placards.
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DescriptionNatural disasters such as severe storms, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods can cause severe property damage and cripple affected communities. If your community is struck are you ready? The International Code Council’s When Disaster Strikes Institute will provide hands-on instruction on assessing damage in the form of activities, case studies and interactive simulations that walk participants through the disaster scenarios; encourage discussion and describe how paperwork should be completed. All too often after a disaster, an affected community is left on its own to struggle with assessing its damage and determining whether structures can be re-inhabited. When assessments are not conducted quickly, a community’s residents will reoccupy potentially unsafe structures. Participants learn techniques on how to become a properly trained second responder and, on completion, can be relied on to assist with performing post-disaster building assessments.