A-011 Safe Rooms and Shelters

A-011 Safe Rooms and Shelters
10
Mar

Safe Rooms and Shelters

The Safe Rooms and Shelters online PDH course is a part of the Building Design category of courses. Chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) attacks are a credible threat to our society. Such attacks can cause a large number of fatalities or injuries in high-occupancy buildings and residential neighborhoods.

This course reviews the potential manmade threats to which a shelter may be exposed and the level of protection (LOP) that may be assumed by building owners when deciding to build a shelter to support preparedness objectives established in the National Preparedness Goal. It also presents information about the design and construction of shelters in the work place, home, and community buildings that can provide protection in response to manmade CBRE threats.

The online PDH course is based on the FEMA Publication tilted, “Safe Rooms and Shelters” (FEMA 453).

This course is intended to be used by architects, civil and structural, mechanical, electrical engineers and others interested in learning about safe rooms and shelters.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify potential manmade threats to which a shelter may be exposed
  • Discuss the level of protection (LOP) that may be assumed by building owners when deciding to build a shelter
  • Describe key operation zones in and around a shelter that need to be taken into consideration as a means to provide safe ingress and egress and medical assistance to victims of a manmade event
  • Cite information about the design and construction of shelters in the work place, home or community building that will provide protection
  • List high-risk targets that may be exposed to chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive (CBRE) attacks
  • Identify safe evacuation distances from explosive threats
  • Discuss siting considerations for shelters
  • Cite the minimum occupancy duration, toxic-free area (TFA) floor space, and ventilation requirements for shelters
  • Cite the minimum square footage and occupancy requirements for shelters
  • Discuss the egress system considerations involved that effect evacuation procedures

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz
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