Collection: Mitigation: Expert Knowledge Exchange

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A collection of short videos by subject matter experts who clearly and concisely explain the concept and practical application of modern Mitigation principals. The ‘subject matter experts’ are professionals from within FEMA and other related public and private organizations. The goal of this Collection is to provide easy access to a wide variety of Mitigation topics in brief modules for education, training and general reference.
Collection Created:
September 20, 2013
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  • FEMA Mitigation assists in the rebuilding to he historic and massive outbreak of tornadoes across many Southern States of 2011.

    MITIGATION: The Tornado Outbreak of 2011 (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    FEMA Mitigation assists in the rebuilding to he historic and massive outbreak of tornadoes across many Southern States of 2011.
  • Keith Stammer Emergency Manager of Joplin/Jasper County describes the response to the EF-5 that struck Joplin on Ma 22, 2011.

    Anatomy of an Emergency

    Video by John McDerMott
    Keith Stammer Emergency Manager of Joplin/Jasper County describes the response to the EF-5 that struck Joplin on Ma 22, 2011.
  • An interview with Julie Hedricks, Director of Design and Construction, Wichita Public School District USD #259. She explains the process and her role in the construction of the first School Safe Room to FEMA's Standard 361. Since their first School Safe Room was built in 2000, Wichita Public Schools have built over 60 additional Safe Rooms in their School System.

    The ABCs of School Safe Rooms

    Video by John McDerMott
    An interview with Julie Hedricks, Director of Design and Construction, Wichita Public School District USD #259. She explains the process and her role in the construction of the first School Safe Room to FEMA's Standard 361. Since their first School Safe Room was built in 2000, Wichita Public Schools have built over 60 additional Safe Rooms in their School System.
  • FEMA Mitigation Video about securing home fuel oil and propane tanks in flood prone areas. 2004. - - - Narrated by Roger Benson, FEMA Region 7 Mitigation. - - -

Mitigation: Expert Knowledge Exchange

    Anchoring Home Fuel Tanks (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    FEMA Mitigation Video about securing home fuel oil and propane tanks in flood prone areas. 2004. - - - Narrated by Roger Benson, FEMA Region 7 Mitigation. - - - Mitigation: Expert Knowledge Exchange
  • For zoning and public safety officials: an Illustrated discussion of the hazards from spilled oil in the enviroment and the techniques to minimize water and ground contanmation due to heating oil spills from unsecured home fuel tanks.  (2004)  - - - 
Expert Knowledge Exchange (EKE) Video Series.

    Home Fuel Tanks Hazards (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    For zoning and public safety officials: an Illustrated discussion of the hazards from spilled oil in the enviroment and the techniques to minimize water and ground contanmation due to heating oil spills from unsecured home fuel tanks. (2004) - - - Expert Knowledge Exchange (EKE) Video Series.
  • An animated illustration of the key Safe Room design elements that give a Safe Room "near abdolute protection" from a severe storm, tornado or hurricane.

    What Makes a Safe Room Safe? (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    An animated illustration of the key Safe Room design elements that give a Safe Room "near abdolute protection" from a severe storm, tornado or hurricane.
  • Architect  Corey Schultz describes designing his first School Shelter that was later hit by a tornado and saved a teacher's life.

    Corey Schultz - My First Shelter Project (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    Architect Corey Schultz describes designing his first School Shelter that was later hit by a tornado and saved a teacher's life.
  • Corey Schultz - FEMA's role in the design and review of community and school shelters, when FEMA funds are used for the project.

    Corey Schultz - FEMAS ROLE IN COMMUNITY SHELTERS (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    Corey Schultz - FEMA's role in the design and review of community and school shelters, when FEMA funds are used for the project.
  • Architect Corey Schultz - discusses concepts to make hospitals safer for non-ambulatory people and caretakers during severe weather.

    Corey Schultz - HOSPITAL STORM SHELTERS (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    Architect Corey Schultz - discusses concepts to make hospitals safer for non-ambulatory people and caretakers during severe weather.
  • Corey Schultz - discusses the design concepts of MULTI-USE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SHELTERS (7 MINUTES)

    Corey Schultz - MULTI-USE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SHELTERS (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    Corey Schultz - discusses the design concepts of MULTI-USE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SHELTERS (7 MINUTES)
  • Dr. Ernst Kiesling PE, PhD, discusses Safe Room Designs plans inclused in  "FEMA 320 Taking Shelter From the Storm, Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business", now in its third edition, helps home or small business owners assess their risk and determine the best type of safe room for their needs. The publication provides designs for basement, in-ground, and above-ground safe rooms.

    FEMA 320 Safe Room Prescriptive Designs (EKE)

    Video by John McDerMott
    Dr. Ernst Kiesling PE, PhD, discusses Safe Room Designs plans inclused in "FEMA 320 Taking Shelter From the Storm, Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business", now in its third edition, helps home or small business owners assess their risk and determine the best type of safe room for their needs. The publication provides designs for basement, in-ground, and above-ground safe rooms.
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