Washington State Emergency Management Division


G0272: Warning Coordination

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 to Thursday, August 18, 2022

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Public Information and Warning

This course is the latest in the hazardous weather series of courses produced in partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS). Every year, the United States experiences more severe weather than any other country in the world. In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property losses, emergency managers must work closely with the NWS and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Predict how people in the community may respond to different types of warnings based on certain social factors.
  • Develop a hazardous weather warning message based on a specific event and the threat it poses to the community.
  • Explain the interlocking sets of activities that work together to form an effective community warning system.
  • Propose improvements to a community's warning system based on identified breakdowns in coordination and communication.
  • Develop warning messages for a given scenario that are targeted for delivery by a particular media type.
  • Develop a warning coordination and communication strategy for a given scenario.


There are no Prerequisites for this course.

Target Audience

Selection Criteria: Intended for local emergency managers


Virtual - EMD

For the virtual delivery we use MS Teams. Please ensure your PC supports access to MS Teams.

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Washington Military Department - EMD

Course Manager:

Washington EMD Training Team

(253) 512-7021


Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

Accommodations may include:

Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)

CART– Real-time captioning


Other Language needs - please indicate


If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at We will be happy to assist you.


Registration preference is given to Washington State and Tribal residents.

The registration period has closed for this event.