Texas Hazard Mitigation Package (THMP)


[Self-paced online]
TXGS-delivered (via THMP Site; Quick Start Tutorial)

Self-paced THMP lessons are provided on this Site on the Quick Start Tutorial Page of this User Resources section.

Currently, there are no instructor-led and/or classroom-based THMP training courses. However, a THMP overview is delivered during HAZUS-MH training (see below).

An overview presentation on THMP can be downloaded from the Presentations page of this section.


[Instructor-led classroom]

Texas Geographic Society (TXGS) staff, Craig Eissler and Roddy Seekins, are FEMA-Authorized HAZUS-MH trainers and vendors under the FEMA Private Sector Initiative (PSI) program.

TXGS offers the unique feature of a mobile training lab to conduct computer-based instruction to HAZUS-MH users. Advantages include cost savings, convenience, and minimized or eliminated hardware/software related problems often associated with training. TXGS may conduct training at it's home base facility in Austin, Texas, at your facility or in conjunction with a conference or some other event at that location. Currently, HAZUS-MH training is provided for free or at a very minimal cost.

What is HAZUS-MH?

HAZUS-MH is a FEMA-developed, powerful risk assessment software program for analyzing potential losses from floods, hurricane winds and earthquakes. Current scientific and engineering knowledge is coupled with a common GIS platform (ArcView 9.1 from ESRI) to produce estimates of hazard related damage before, or after, a disaster occurs. HAZUS-MH takes into account various impacts of a hazard event such as:

  • Physical damage: damage to residential and commercial buildings, schools, critical facilities, and infrastructure;
  • Economic loss: lost jobs, business interruptions, repair and reconstruction costs; and
  • Social impacts: impacts to people, including requirements for shelters and medical aid.

For more on HAZUS-MH, an overview presentation can be downloaded from the Presentations page of this section.

HAZUS-MH courses modules / description

Intro to HAZUS-MH:

  • Flood (Riverine) model: 1 Day
  • Hurricane and Flood (Coastal) models: 1 Day

Advanced HAZUS-MH

  • Updating Inventory, Improving Hazard Data and Running Mitigation Scenarios : 2 Days

HAZUS-MH courses are modular-based and can be customized to meet your specific hazard interests and time frame. Please click here for more detailed HAZUS-MH course descriptions

IMPORTANT: Please Contact Us for more information about currently scheduled courses or to plan a future course.




HAZUS National Training
[Instructor-led classroom]
FEMA offers HAZUS-MH training (and other courses) at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) located in Emmitsburg, Maryland

HAZUS-MH for Decision Makers
[Self-paced online: Recorded Training Seminar]





ArcGIS-related training
[Instructor-led classroom and Self-paced online]
ESRI-delivered or partner-delivered

Hazard-related courses:
[Self-paced online]
A set of written concepts, examples, hands-on software exercises, and an exam that students complete over the Internet at their own pace




Emergency Management Institute (Independent Study)
EMI offers more than fifty independent study courses. These are self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. For most of our courses you will need to download and print the materials. Others are interactive courses that you can take directly over the Internet. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. Each Independent Study Course includes lessons with practice exercises and a final examination. Students who score 75 percent or better are issued a certificate of achievement from EMI.

Online Tutorials
Multimedia tutorials including the GIS and Advanced Mapping Technology Tutorial Series

GDEM Workshops
Click on the training document of your interest