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News Release
Seismic Retrofit Classes Help Oregonians Prepare for Earthquakes - 07/09/18

Information and training sessions on seismic retrofits are scheduled for Baker City and Bend. 

For building owners, building officials, home inspectors, design professionals, home builders, emergency planners, insurers and lenders: FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1, Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings

This course presents training on the FEMA P-50 and P-50-1 documents, addressing seismic assessment and retrofit of detached single-family wood-frame dwellings. These documents update and expand to national basis the simplified assessment methodology and retrofit guidelines originally developed for use in the City of Los Angeles following the Northridge earthquake (ATC-50 and ATC-50-1). 

BAKER CITY:
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018
Location: Blue Mountain Community College, 3275 Baker Street, Baker City, OR 97814
Registration: https://fema-p50-baker-city.eventbrite.com/

BEND:
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018
Location: Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center, Room 140, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Registration: https://fema-p50-bend.eventbrite.com/

The Bend event will also offer a session for homeowners: Will your house stand up to the shaking during Cascadia? A panel of experts offers information on the impact of earthquakes, how to get a home retrofitted, and how to find a contractor who can do seismic retrofits.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 
Location: Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center, Room 140, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Registration: https://fema-p50-bend.eventbrite.com/

For questions or additional information, please contact Althea Rizzo, izzo@state.or.us?subject=RE:%20">althea.rizzo@state.or.us.

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