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FEMA Region 6 "Virtual Brown Bag"

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Training designed to help build your understanding and communication of Base Level Engineering and other flood risk products.

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FEMA Region 6 has developed a suite of monthly trainings to help communities become more flood-resilient by using flood risk data for future development, emergency planning, and risk communications. Our "Virtual Brown Bag" sessions include:

  • Using Base Level Engineering (BLE) at the Local Level - Trainings available for Local Officials, Local Planners, Engineering Practitioners, Floodplain Administrators and Insurance Stakeholders
  • Live tutorials on pairing local data with FEMA data to develop flood risk assessments;
  • Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) for Local Officials
  • Base Leve Engineering (BLE) and the Community Rating System (CRS)
  • Using the Estimated Base Flood Elevation (BFE) Viewer

Join us each month for these free interactive, live demonstrations! CECs are available for CFMs. In cases where the attendee would like to use the Virtual Brown Bag towards their Professional Engineering or Surveyor’s License renewals, please be aware that the CEC provided by the Virtual Brown Bag is not equivalent to a Professional Development Hour. This CEC/CEU is equivalent to 0.1 PDH. Instructions on how to receive a certificate of participation provided at each webinar.

We look forward to your attendance and welcome feedback on the trainings as well as future topics of interest for your community.

 Register above to receive the Adobe Connect link and conference line information for the webinar prior to the monthly session. 

Return to the page to register for more than one Virtual Brown Bag session. Additional sessions will be added to this site. Visit regularly!


Select the Virtual Brown Bags of interest to you using the drop down dates:


September 29, 2020 - Community Role in Map Maintenance

 October 27, 2020 - *NEW* Base Level Engineering (BLE) Best Practices in New Mexico

 November 17, 2020 - *NEW* Base Level Engineering (BLE) Best Practices in Oklahoma

January 26, 2021 - *NEW* Newest Tools for Communicating Risk Locally

February 23, 2021 - *NEW* The Value of Public Participation

March 23, 2021 - *UPDATED* Using Base Level Engineering: Ideas for Floodplain Managers

April 27, 2021 - *NEW* BLE Best Practices in Texas

June 29, 2021 - *UPDATED* Community Planning with Base Level Engineering (BLE)

July 27, 2021 - *NEW* BLE, New Flood Maps and Open Houses: Lessons Learned on Virtual Community Engagement

August 31, 2021 - *NEW* The Estimated BFE Viewer - What's New

September 28, 2021 - *NEW* Flood Decision Support Toolbox


Watch for more learning sessions and register to attend!



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