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IS-559: Local Damage Assessment

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

This course provides information and resources that will enable participants to plan an effective damage assessment program and conduct rapid and effective damage assessments in order to save lives, protect property and the environment, and begin the process of recovery and mitigation.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain basic concepts related to damage assessment.
  • Describe how risk and vulnerability assessment information is used for damage assessment planning.
  • Explain the process for planning the damage assessment program.
  • Describe how training and exercises are used to enhance the damage assessment program.
  • Describe basic operations of local damage assessment.
  • Describe damage assessment after-action activities.

Primary Audience

Local officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure

Prerequisites

Recommended prerequisites are:

  • IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises
  • IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning

CEUs:

0.2

Course Length:

2 hours
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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