Volunteering as an Emergency Responder

May 8, 2015 by  
Filed under Response

Lauren Biscombe

If you’re interested in becoming an emergency responder, one way to go about it is by adding yourself to the database organized by the Structural Engineering Emergency Response (SEER) Committee of NCSEA. Here is their matrix of requirements for emergency responders.

The Applied Technology Council (ATC) has posted online a recorded version of a webinar on ATC-20. Here’s an excerpt of what they’ve had to say about it (go to the link for more information):

“In response to the magnitude-7.6 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal, the Applied Technology Council is providing a 120-minute recorded webinar on the Second Edition of the ATC-20-1 Field Manual: Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, for free viewing below.

The purpose of the webinar is to provide an overview of the basic postearthquake safety evaluation procedures to those who are interested in responding to the earthquake in Nepal. Please note that in order to use the procedures in Nepal, the evaluator will need will need more comprehensive training, as well as an in-depth understanding of the local construction methods. Accordingly, would-be evaluators should contact engineering organizations in Nepal, such as National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET),  for further information and training.”

 

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