Hazard Mitigation Strategy
To successfully complete this exam, students should be able to:
Describe the principles and practice of hazard mitigation in the United States at the various levels of
Describe how hazard mitigation can help avoid or prevent future losses of life and damage to public and private
Describe types of hazards, their measurement and classification, and regions of the U.S. affected by hazard
Describe hazard mitigation planning, including the requirements at the federal, state, and local level.
Describe the essential elements of a mitigation program including legal authority, fiscal capacity, political will,
and technical ability.
Describe the broader context of mitigation imperatives, problems and barriers including consideration of social,
economic, political, ethical, environmental, and sustainability issues.