Washington State Emergency Management Division


MGT-310: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Preparedness Review

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 to Thursday, March 28, 2024 (In Person)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Community Resilience

This course introduces the six-step THIRA/SPR process which includes identifying threats and hazards that stress a community's capabilities, giving context to those threats and hazards and identifying associated impacts consistent with specific factors, identifying community-specific capability targets, assessing current levels of capability in comparison to those targets, identifying capability gaps and subsequent strategies to close those gaps using the POETE (Planning, Organization, Equipment, Training, and Exercises) areas, and assessing and describing the impact of funding sources on building or sustaining capabilities in a community.

The course will assist local emergency responders and stakeholders to generate actionable preparedness data that communities can use to support a variety of emergency management efforts, including planning, training, exercises, and incident response and recovery.

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

Course Objectives
  • Summarize the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) process.
  • Identify specific hazards related to the community by applying principles and concepts related to threat and hazard groups, sources of hazard information, and the factors to consider for threat and hazard selection.
  • Write threat and hazard context descriptions and estimate impacts of the threats and hazards.
  • Develop core capability target statements which describe the level of capability a community plans to achieve for each of the 32 core capabilities.
  • Assess current capability levels and how community capabilities have changed over the last year.
  • Determine capability gaps and a subsequent approaches for addressing gaps and sustainment needs using the POETE (Planning, Organization, Equipment, Training, and Exercises) Model.
  • Assess the extent to which relevant funding sources played a role in building and sustaining the capabilities assessed by the capability targets and describe the impact capabilities built or sustained by FEMA preparedness or mitigation grants had in real-world incidents over the past year.
  • Produce a sample THIRA and SPR past year.


FEMA Student ID Number (SID) - Students must provide a SID number to access the class. (To create or recover your SID, go to: )

Recommended prerequisites:

  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System

    IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

    IS-235.C: Emergency Planning

    IS-2000: National Preparedness Goal and System Overview

    IS-2500: National Prevention Framework, an Introduction

    AWR-213: Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness

    AWR-160-W: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders

    MGT-418: Readiness: Training Identification and Preparedness Planning

Target Audience

Target Disciplines: listed via National Preparedness Catalog


  • Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Material, Law Enforcement, Health Care, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works, and Security & Safety.
  • Critical infrastructure owners, operators, and managers.
  • Federal, State, local, regional, tribal, and territorial government officials.
  • Other organizations and managers with critical infrastructure responsibilities.

Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program Information

This registration is for a *single class*. If you want to complete all four classes needed for the Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program, you will need to register for each class individually: AWR-213, MGT-310, MGT-315, and MGT-414.

Continuing Education

CEU: Hours - 16
IACET: Units - 1.6


Snohomish County DEM
720 80th St. Sw. Bldg. A
Everett, WA 98203

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Snohomish County EMD

Course Manager:

Krystal Craig

(425) 388 5197

Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

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.


Please note that this is a 2-step registration process. Once you are confirmed by WA EMD, you will need to complete registration with TEEX (information will be provided in the confirmation email).


To apply, please click the registration button: