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News, Events and Training

Current news and upcoming floodplain-related events and training opportunities


Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP Training
March 14-17, 2016, at the Connecticut Fire Academy in Windsor Locks, CT

This is the field deployed version of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) E273 course. This course is designed to provide an organized training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. 12 CECs for CFMs. Course is free. Registration deadline is February 19, 2016.

The Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM) is offering the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on March 18, 2016, from 9 AM to 12 PM also at the Connecticut Fire Academy.

For more information about both events and how to register, please visit the CAFM web site.

2016 Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association (RIFMA) Annual Meeting - Incentivizing Actionable Resilience to Flooding
April 7, 2016, at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, RI

The meeting will focus on implementation, highlighting projects, plans, and actions being taken to mitigate and reduce flood risks today and in the future. RIFMA will change it up this year by offering attendees an option between speaker presentations and trainings. CECs for CFMs. Early-bird registration is now open through
March 4, 2016. For more information and how to register, please visit RIFMA's web site.

NFIP – Community Rating System Training
May 2-5, 2016 at University of New England in Biddeford, ME

The Maine Floodplain Management Program will hold a 4-day training course for the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. This is the same class that is conducted at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. The course describes activities eligible for credit under the 2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual, how a community applies, and how a community modifies an application to improve its classification. The CRS Program underwent significant changes in 2013 and the updated CRS manual will be taught in this course. 12 CECs for CFMs. The Registration fee is $50. Registration deadline is February 29, 2016. For more information and how to register, please visit Maine’s web site.

NFIP Training

Numerous free, online National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - related trainings are available through FEMA's contractor, STARR. Many of the courses are eligible for CEC credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM).

Use this registration form to register or to check on upcoming courses (click the "Upcoming" tab). New Hampshire is in FEMA Region 1.

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