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The Risk Management Series (RMS) is a FEMA series directed at providing design guidance for mitigating multihazard events. The series includes a large cadre of man-made disaster publications directed at strengthening the building inventory to reduce the potential impact from the forces that might be anticipated in a terrorist assault. The objective of the series is to reduce physical damage to structural and nonstructural components of buildings and related infrastructure, and to reduce resultant casualties from impact by conventional bombs, chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents; earthquakes; floods; and high winds. The underlying issue is that by improving mitigation and security of high occupancy buildings, we will be better positioned to protect the nation from potential threats and hazards. The intended audience includes architects and engineers working for private institutions, building owners/operators/managers, and state and local government officials working in the building sciences community.

  • FEMA 426 - Reference Manual to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings, 2nd Edition (2011)
  • FEMA 427 - Primer for Design of Commercial Buildings to Mitigate Terrorist Attacks (2004)
  • FEMA 428 - Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks and School Shootings, 2nd Edition (2012)
  • FEMA 429 - Insurance, Finance, and Regulation Primer for Terrorism Risk Management in Buildings (2003)
  • FEMA 430 - Site and Urban Design for Security: Guidance Against Potential Terrorist Attacks (2007)
  • FEMA 452 - A How-To Guide to Mitigate Potential Terrorist Attacks Against Buildings (2005)
  • FEMA 453 - Safe Rooms and Shelters: Protecting People Against Terrorist Attacks (2006)
  • FEMA 455 - Handbook for Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings to Evaluate Terrorism Risks (2009)
  • FEMA 459 - Incremental Protection for Existing Commercial Buildings from Terrorist Attack: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2009)

Natural Disaster RMS Publications

  • FEMA 389 - Communicating with Owners and Managers of New Buildings on Earthquake Risk (2004)
  • FEMA 395 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of School Buildings (K-12): Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2003)
  • FEMA 396 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2003)
  • FEMA 397 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Office Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2003)
  • FEMA 398 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Multifamily Apartment Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2004)
  • FEMA 399 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Retail Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2004)
  • FEMA 400 - Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hotel and Motel Buildings (2005)
  • FEMA P-424 - Design Guide for Improving School Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds (2004)
  • FEMA 433 - Using Hazus-MH for Risk Assessment: How-To Guide (2004)
  • FEMA 454 - Designing for Earthquakes: A Manual for Architects (2007)
  • FEMA 543 - Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds (2007)
  • FEMA 577 - Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2007)
  • FEMA P-957 - Snow Load Safety Guide

Training Courses

  • E155 and L156 - Building Design for Homeland Security (Suburban and Urban) and Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations Train-the-Trainer (COOP): Instructor Guides, Presentations, and Student Manuals
  • E312 - Building Sciences Seminar
  • FEMA 543 - Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds: Providing Protection to People and Buildings (2-day course)
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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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