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Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
This course prepares participants to complete a jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) by following the DHS/FEMA THIRA process. The course is designed to enhance the jurisdiction’s ability to identify and manage risks associated with human-caused, natural and technological disasters through application of the THIRA process. The course combines classroom presentations with a series of instructor-led, team activities, designed to allow participants to learn and practice each step of the THIRA process. The course culminates with a comprehensive activity designed to allow participants to use the DHS/FEMA THIRA sample template to develop a THIRA.
- Threat and hazard identification
- Defining, assessing, and managing risk
- Giving threats and hazards context
- Core capabilities
- Needs assessment and gap analysis
How this course is offered:
Delivered onsite at location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact John Sisario at
Prerequisites & Other Information:
Completion of the online courses IS-700.a (NIMS – An Introduction) and AWR-160-W (WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders). The TEEX course AWR-160-W is offered online
Participants should work in one of the listed disciplines, have completed
a WMD/terrorism awareness level course, or be approved by the local
Emergency response level, supervisory and/or management personnel who respond to or have oversight responsibility for incidents caused by
terrorism, natural disaster, major accidents and all other hazards. Course participants include responders from the following disciplines/services:
Emergency Medical Services
Governmental Administrative Personnel from the private sector, non-
governmental organizations, schools, and the military are also allowed to attend if invited or approved by the host jurisdiction.
No tuition is charged.
Emergency Medical Service
Public Safety Communications