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Structures Specialist Eastern Regional Training
April 15-16, 2023

Location: FL-TF1 Training Site, 7950 SW 107 Ave, Miami, FL 33173

Time:  Saturday 08:00 thru 18:00 EDT (w/ 1/2 hr lunch period)
   Sunday 07:30 - 13:00 EDT (no lunch)

Lodging
Miami Marriott Dadeland - TBD
9090 S. Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156
1-800-228-9290 or 1-800-503-0598
Room Block Reference: TBD (USACE or US Army Corps of Engineers)
Reservation Link:  TBD
Free WiFi, Complimentary Parking - TBD
Cut-off Date: TBD

  • The FEMA US&R StS Position Description recommends that Task Force StS complete this training every two years.  This is continuing education, the FOURTH scheduled training for this V7 curriculum.
  • This training focuses on assessing structural behavior of damaged buildings, Task Force interactions during an US&R response, wide area assessment (GPS & Survey 123), use of StS forms, Champlain Tower Collapse case study, tabletop exercises and other topics
  • Training mission is to provide two days (15-hours) of intensive training.
  • Space will be limited to maximize hands-on field training and ensure mission success.
  • Class tuition is free (meals, lodging & travel must be covered by Task Force, Agency, or students).
  • Travel/transport from Miami International Airport to the targeted hotel is 12 miles. 
  • Travel from the hotel to the training site is approximately 4 miles.
 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Laptop computer, hand held calculator, notebook, tape measure, Smart Phone, Garmin GPS, Crosby User’s Guide, FOG Edition 9 (Note: Each Task Force was provided 250 copies of the updated FOG in mid 2022).
  • Nikon NPL-352, NIVO or Series N Total Station & tripod (1 per StS or team of two StS from each Task Force).
  • One set minimum of the StS Forms from the www.disasterengineer.org "Library."
  • Attire is official Task Force BDUs and/or Task Force t-shirt as well as standard PPE (helmet, boots, gloves, eye & ear protection, knee pads, sun block, rain gear, etc.).

   

Training Agenda: Schedule to be sent just prior to training

 

Contacts:

  • USACE: Jeff Qunell, P.E. 
    W: (415) 503-6616 C: (916) 502-4145
    Jeffrey.J.Qunell@usace.army.mil
  • Alternative: Alan Fisher, P.E. (MA-TF1)
    C: (207) 415-7558
    afisher@cianbro.com 

 

 

 

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