Planning for and responding to disasters that affect drinking water and wastewater systems is critical. Participants will be introduced to the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) disasters to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects of disasters. Participants will be guided through portions of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox (RPTB) to identify steps in the response and recovery processes. Case studies on a variety of disaster incidents, as well as hypothetical situations for water and wastewater incidents are examined. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice developing a disaster response plan for a disaster.
There are no prerequisites for this class
Prior to course delivery, the hosting jurisdiction for the class shall inform all participants of the FEMA requirement to establish a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This can be accomplished by registering at FEMA’s website. Participants will be asked to provide their SID when they arrive and complete the registration process for the course.
Participants are encouraged to take the following online courses before attending this course:
The courses can be found online at: training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.
4.00 TCEQ licensed water operators
4.00 TCEQ licensed wastewater operators
Phone: (979) 458-9188 | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 | Fax: (979) 458-1426