Welcome to the 'HazCollect Principles and Non-weather Emergency Message (NWEM) Best Practices' course. If you intend to apply to the National Weather Service for HazCollect access, this course must be successfully completed prior to HazCollect registration.
The online version of the course is accessed from the first link below. Please disable any pop up blocker and the course will open in a new browser window. You may take the course at your own pace, but the training does not automatically resume from where you left off. A left side navigation panel may be used to return to your next lesson.An identical ZIP version of the course may be downloaded by clicking on the second link below. You must return to this site for the final test per the instructions included on the last page of the course. The PDF version for printing is now available from the third link below.
Direct links to the Job Aids, Net Link References, and Acronym lists included with the course, are provided below for easy access in the future for those who have completed the training.
Please note: The course content presumes that multiple, third party Non-weather Emergency Message authoring tools are available, and we expect that to be the case during the upcoming months. At the moment, the only known third party application on the market is one developed by Hormann America, who participated in the NWS HazCollect Mini-operational Test and Evaluation. (Neither FEMA nor NWS make any product endorsements; this information is provided as a service only.) In the meantime, the FEMA DM Program DMIS Tools are available at no charge to qualifying organizations, as explained in this course.
For any questions or for more information about this course, please contact: email@example.com . Once you have launched the course, additional related contacts are provided from the 'Contact Us' link on the top services bar.
We hope this course is beneficial to you, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. After the final test you will have the option of completing a feedback survey, and we encourage you to do so.
Updated July 10, 2009