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Principles of Evacuation Planning Tutorial (Web-Based)

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
6 Hours
0.5 Units
$50 Per Participant



Principles of Evacuation Planning Tutorial (133107) is a Web-based asynchronous/independent training that provides an introductory overview of evacuation planning topics and common considerations. It covers the roles and responsibilities of local, regional, and state agencies involved in the evacuation process, while highlighting the importance of collaboration.

This course also presents current and emerging evacuation planning tools, methodologies, and trends, and offers insight into special considerations that evacuation planning stakeholders should take into account when designing, reviewing, or contributing to evacuation planning efforts. Emphasis is placed on multi-agency/jurisdictional planning as part of identifying effective practices used in the U.S.

This training was developed at the request of the FHWA Transportation Pooled Fund Study Security and Emergency Management Update and Request. The pooled fund study states are California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. In addition, the TSA is a member of the pooled fund study.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define evacuation planning from a transportation standpoint
  • Describe how evacuation planning impacts local and state emergency management transportation operations
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of local, regional, and state agencies
  • List the benefits of working across agencies and localities to maximize the effectiveness of emergency planning efforts
  • List evacuation planning considerations specific to Notice and No-Notice evacuations
  • Describe other special considerations that evacuation planning stakeholders should take into account when executing evacuation plans
  • Identify tools and methods for coordination and collaboration
  • Identify current and emerging evacuation planning practices
  • Describe effective emergency evacuation planning practices
  • Explain the value of engaging other organizations and jurisdictions
  • Identify resources available to emergency evacuation planning stakeholders and how to access them for further study


The Principles of Evacuation Planning Tutorial (133107) is designed for transportation and emergency planning stakeholders along with local leadership (e.g. local public and private emergency management stakeholders). This course also will be made available to a variety of other professionals with an interest in evacuation planning including Government jurisdictions below state level; transportation planners;metropolitan planning organizations; transportation planners (city/county); local emergency managers; transportation management center staff; state and local police planners; metro emergency planners; public works and public schools planners; and other contributing stakeholders.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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