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Free Webinar on FEMA 395,
Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K–12)


Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Pacific

Registration Fee: Free
1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

To register for the webinar, click here.

(Can't attend? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the recording! Note: Viewers of the recording will not receive a PDH certificate.)

Purpose. School buildings in many U.S. states and territories are vulnerable to earthquake damage that threatens safety and continued operations. This webinar teaches participants how to: (1) assess and analyze seismic risks typical to school buildings; (2) develop actionable plans for reducing and managing these risks; (3) secure nonstructural components in school facilities; and (4) implement incremental seismic rehabilitation as an affordable approach for protecting existing school buildings and ensuring occupant safety.

Intended Audience. The target audience for the webinar on FEMA 395 includes school officials, school administrators, teachers, facility managers, engineers and other stakeholders interested in reducing earthquake risks in school facilities.


Webinar Instructor


Instructor, Michael J. Griffin, P.E. Griffin is a President of CCS Group, Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri. Griffin has over thirty-five years of extensive experience in the assessment of natural hazards—earthquake and high wind, for structures and nonstructural components, equipment, and systems. Griffin routinely provides training and education sessions to engineers, management personnel, and students in natural hazards and risk assessments. He holds Master and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of California, Irvine and is registered as a licensed Professional Engineer in eight states.


Registration Information

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each registrant participating in the live webinar will receive a certificate in PDF format documenting 1.5 PDHs. Each additional participant sharing the registrant’s computer may request PDH documentation following the webinar. Certificates are generally distributed 2 weeks after the webinar. (Note: Viewers who watch the webinar recording but do not participate in the live event will not receive PDH credit.)

Registration Information. The webinar is funded by the National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP*). Can't attend? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the recording! To register online, click here.

Webinar Handouts. The webinar handouts are available for download here. These handouts include the following documents:
• FEMA 395 report, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12): Providing Protection to People and Buildings (in PDF format).
• The presentation slides (in PDF format), which will be available for download the day before the webinar.
• A list of answers to frequently asked questions about ATC webinars.

Participants may request hard copies of the FEMA 395 report to be shipped, free of charge, to an address within the U.S. from the FEMA warehouse by calling 1-800-480-2520 or e-mailing FEMAPubs@gpo.gov. Expedited orders may be made through the ATC Online Store by clicking here.

*About NETAP. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed NETAP as a mechanism for delivering direct assistance to the public through state, local, or tribal government entities, to increase their knowledge and ability to analyze their risk, make plans, and take actions aimed at reducing their earthquake risk and supporting overall community resilience.

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