Training Catalog

The Training Catalog reflects current courses offered by Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. For each course, you may view a list of available training and request enrollment for any future events.
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Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Planning - MGT403 This eight-hour planning and management-level course will assist in preparing communities to meet the assistance and safety needs of older adults, and people with access and functional needs during a crisis event in rural communities using an approach with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Whole Community initiative. Due to the expected diverse student population, general information regarding crisis planning and response (incident command system (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), etc.) will be discussed, flowing into a narrower discussion regarding the needs and care issues of older adults. Included in the discussion are short- and long-term care, pet care, medication, and the need for durable medical equipment and healthcare. The issue of individuals from assisted-living and nursing homes will be emphasized in lessons learned from various disasters.
This eight-hour planning and management-level course will assist in preparing communities to meet the assistance and safety needs of older adults, and people with access and functional needs during a crisis event in rural communities using an approach with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Whole Community initiative. Due to the expected diverse student population, general information regarding crisis planning and response (incident command system (ICS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), etc.) will be discussed, flowing into a narrower discussion regarding the needs and care issues of older adults. Included in the discussion are short- and long-term care, pet care, medication, and the need for durable medical equipment and healthcare. The issue of individuals from assisted-living and nursing homes will be emphasized in lessons learned from various disasters.
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Active Shooter Incident Management - PER353 The Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM) course is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve incident management and integration of law enforcement, fire and EMS responders to active shooter events.  The course provides a model framework for use by law enforcement, fire, and EMS to manage active shooter event response to improve time to threat neutralization, medical intervention, and survivability of victims.

***You must be from one of the following disciplines to be considered for this class***

• Law Enforcement,
• Fire
• EMS
• Dispatch
• PIO
• Emergency Management


All others will be denied.
The Active Shooter Incident Management (ASIM) course is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve incident management and integration of law enforcement, fire and EMS responders to active shooter events.  The course provides a model framework for use by law enforcement, fire, and EMS to manage active shooter event response to improve time to threat neutralization, medical intervention, and survivability of victims.

***You must be from one of the following disciplines to be considered for this class***

• Law Enforcement,
• Fire
• EMS
• Dispatch
• PIO
• Emergency Management


All others will be denied.
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Active Threat Integrated Response - PER340 The Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active shooter event through the rescue task force concept using the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist.
The Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) is a 24-hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS) in active shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. The course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active shooter event through the rescue task force concept using the Active Shooter Incident Management Checklist.
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Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response - PER374 Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response is an 8-hour, performance level course that aims to strengthen the response capabilities of those working in a campus environment in preparation for a potential active threat incident. An active threat incident will test the resolve of both law enforcement first responders, as well as non-law enforcement campus personnel. It is critical for these parties to work together to prevent or mitigate the effects of an active threat. Participants will examine various techniques and principles that can be used to effectively combat active threats of all types.

During the course, participants will discuss emergency breaching, emergency response protocols, and initial patient management. Additionally, the course consists of a practical exercise that employs various active threat scenarios intended to test the response capabilities of both law enforcement and non-law enforcement personnel. The course will provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their response skills to better improve the chance of survival in the event of an active threat incident.

Target audience:
• Campus administrators
• Faculty
• Staff (instructional, facilities, custodial)
• School resource officers
• Local law enforcement
• Volunteer staff
• Members of non-school campuses
• Local Fire/EMS
• Other local officials-school campuses
Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response is an 8-hour, performance level course that aims to strengthen the response capabilities of those working in a campus environment in preparation for a potential active threat incident. An active threat incident will test the resolve of both law enforcement first responders, as well as non-law enforcement campus personnel. It is critical for these parties to work together to prevent or mitigate the effects of an active threat. Participants will examine various techniques and principles that can be used to effectively combat active threats of all types.

During the course, participants will discuss emergency breaching, emergency response protocols, and initial patient management. Additionally, the course consists of a practical exercise that employs various active threat scenarios intended to test the response capabilities of both law enforcement and non-law enforcement personnel. The course will provide participants with the opportunity to enhance their response skills to better improve the chance of survival in the event of an active threat incident.

Target audience:
• Campus administrators
• Faculty
• Staff (instructional, facilities, custodial)
• School resource officers
• Local law enforcement
• Volunteer staff
• Members of non-school campuses
• Local Fire/EMS
• Other local officials-school campuses
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Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response - Train-the-Trainer - Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response, Train-the-Trainer This course serves as an 8-hour block of instruction that prepares trainer-the-trainer (TTT) participants to effectively conduct a delivery of Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response. It contains a review of module content, individual and class reflection, guidance on becoming a trainer, and administrative information and tasks.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to
• recognize the course goal, terminal and enabling learning objectives, and course schedule.
• provide an overview of the module content in Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response.
• successfully teach an indirect delivery of Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response.
• successfully complete the administrative requirements necessary to schedule and teach an indirect delivery.
This course serves as an 8-hour block of instruction that prepares trainer-the-trainer (TTT) participants to effectively conduct a delivery of Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response. It contains a review of module content, individual and class reflection, guidance on becoming a trainer, and administrative information and tasks.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to
• recognize the course goal, terminal and enabling learning objectives, and course schedule.
• provide an overview of the module content in Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response.
• successfully teach an indirect delivery of Active Threats on Campuses: Protective Measures and Response.
• successfully complete the administrative requirements necessary to schedule and teach an indirect delivery.
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Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection - MGT414 The purpose of this management level course is to extend the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the awareness level course (AWR-213) and to formulate considerations for the resilience of jurisdictional assets leveraging cross-sector partnerships. These considerations as part of a resilience action plan will enhance the whole community’s ability to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts.

The course will implement the National Preparedness Goal by facilitating the development of resilience action plans, involving all jurisdictional critical infrastructure partners. This will increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.

This effort:

• Advances the primary goal of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP 2009) on critical infrastructure protection.

• Provides opportunities for all critical infrastructure partners to perform their roles and responsibilities.

• Improves critical infrastructure protection using a whole community approach.
The purpose of this management level course is to extend the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the awareness level course (AWR-213) and to formulate considerations for the resilience of jurisdictional assets leveraging cross-sector partnerships. These considerations as part of a resilience action plan will enhance the whole community’s ability to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts.

The course will implement the National Preparedness Goal by facilitating the development of resilience action plans, involving all jurisdictional critical infrastructure partners. This will increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.

This effort:

• Advances the primary goal of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP 2009) on critical infrastructure protection.

• Provides opportunities for all critical infrastructure partners to perform their roles and responsibilities.

• Improves critical infrastructure protection using a whole community approach.
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Advanced Incident Command System - G400 This course expands upon the material covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300. ICS-400 focuses on large single-agency and complex multi-agency/multijurisdictional incident response. The course addresses area command and staff issues, as well as the planning, logistical, and fiscal considerations associated with complex incident management and interagency coordination. Course topics include: Command and General Staff; Deputies and assistants; Unified Command; Organizational relationships between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi Entity Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).


Target Audience:
Persons expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command/complex incident environment, to include: Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This course expands upon the material covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300. ICS-400 focuses on large single-agency and complex multi-agency/multijurisdictional incident response. The course addresses area command and staff issues, as well as the planning, logistical, and fiscal considerations associated with complex incident management and interagency coordination. Course topics include: Command and General Staff; Deputies and assistants; Unified Command; Organizational relationships between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi Entity Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs).


Target Audience:
Persons expected to perform in a management capacity in an area command/complex incident environment, to include: Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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G400-038 NWFD Training Center 06/04/2020 - 06/05/2020
Advanced Public Information Officer - L388 The Advanced Public Information Officer course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.
Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership.


Course Goal:
Upon completion of this course, participants will
be able to:
• Review assigned JIC role for FE. (Unit 1)
• Apply current crisis communications methodologies to community audiences during an incident. (Unit 2)
• Analyze the characteristics of the changing American family and how the media and fear play a role in shaping communication goals and messages. (Unit 3)
• Conduct an analysis of personal and organizational disaster response readiness. (Unit 4)
• Relate the Incident Action Planning (IAP) process to the External Affairs 8-Step Strategic Communications Model. (Unit 5)
• Demonstrate the ability to work in a JIC by actively contributing to exercise tasks and products as specified in the exercise objectives through exercise play. (Unit 6)
• Write strategic communications plans in an all-hazards environment. (Unit 7)
• Complete a professional improvement plan. (Unit 8)


Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites listed in the Prerequisites section below, and/or pre-course knowledge check. The “G” course prerequisites can be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities. Waiver requests must be in writing and submitted with your application packet. Waiver requests must specifically outline how your experience meets, or exceeds, the coursework outlined in the “G” course(s) you are requesting a waiver for. For example, if you did not take the G291 course, detail your experience working in a JIS or JIC, including your role and when/what incident the JIC or JIS was activated. Part-time public information officers with approval from course manager. Students who have not attended this training in the previous five years may also apply.
The Advanced Public Information Officer course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. The training allows participants the opportunity to apply advanced public information skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment.
Through a tabletop exercise (TTX), participants evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations as well as improve their processes ensuring every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership.


Course Goal:
Upon completion of this course, participants will
be able to:
• Review assigned JIC role for FE. (Unit 1)
• Apply current crisis communications methodologies to community audiences during an incident. (Unit 2)
• Analyze the characteristics of the changing American family and how the media and fear play a role in shaping communication goals and messages. (Unit 3)
• Conduct an analysis of personal and organizational disaster response readiness. (Unit 4)
• Relate the Incident Action Planning (IAP) process to the External Affairs 8-Step Strategic Communications Model. (Unit 5)
• Demonstrate the ability to work in a JIC by actively contributing to exercise tasks and products as specified in the exercise objectives through exercise play. (Unit 6)
• Write strategic communications plans in an all-hazards environment. (Unit 7)
• Complete a professional improvement plan. (Unit 8)


Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is public information personnel who have completed the prerequisites listed in the Prerequisites section below, and/or pre-course knowledge check. The “G” course prerequisites can be waived for those individuals who have extensive experience in public information activities. Waiver requests must be in writing and submitted with your application packet. Waiver requests must specifically outline how your experience meets, or exceeds, the coursework outlined in the “G” course(s) you are requesting a waiver for. For example, if you did not take the G291 course, detail your experience working in a JIS or JIC, including your role and when/what incident the JIC or JIS was activated. Part-time public information officers with approval from course manager. Students who have not attended this training in the previous five years may also apply.
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Alerts and Warnings - C1901 Alerts and Warning systems are essential for timely and effective delivery of emergency notifications to large groups of people. They are critical for jurisdictions/institutions to advise impacted agencies, inform the populace regarding threats, and provide safety
protocol/instructions to protect the public and keep them out of harm’s way.

This four-hour introductory Alerts and Warnings workshop is designed to assist emergency managers, public safety command/leadership, communications center/dispatch supervisory personnel (911), and other authorized operations centers responsible for providing timely emergency and life- safety information (both internally and to the public) to fulfill this critical function.”
Alerts and Warning systems are essential for timely and effective delivery of emergency notifications to large groups of people. They are critical for jurisdictions/institutions to advise impacted agencies, inform the populace regarding threats, and provide safety
protocol/instructions to protect the public and keep them out of harm’s way.

This four-hour introductory Alerts and Warnings workshop is designed to assist emergency managers, public safety command/leadership, communications center/dispatch supervisory personnel (911), and other authorized operations centers responsible for providing timely emergency and life- safety information (both internally and to the public) to fulfill this critical function.”
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All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader - L969 This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Communications Unit Leader (COML) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include the collection, processing, and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, General Staff, and Unit Leaders within the confines of a Type 3 AHIMT. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises.

All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.
This course helps participants establish the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the Communications Unit Leader (COML) in an all-hazards incident. This course addresses all responsibilities appropriate to a COML operating in a local- or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities include the collection, processing, and dissemination as needed to facilitate Operations of Command, General Staff, and Unit Leaders within the confines of a Type 3 AHIMT. The course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercises.

All-Hazards training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.
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All-Hazards Communications Unit Technician - C990 The 5-day course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, active participation in multiple exercises, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for State/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.   This course is limited to 16 participants.

The 5-day course is an instructor-led training that supports learning through discussion, lecture, active participation in multiple exercises, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources supporting an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for State/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.   This course is limited to 16 participants.

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All-Hazards Incident Commander - L950 This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories:

1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and

2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander
on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories:

1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and

2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander
on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
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All-Hazards Incident Management Team - O305 The overall goal of USFA's Incident Management Team (IMT) program is to develop state and regional IMTs to function under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) during a large and/or complex incident or a major event. This course is designed for those who are assigned to function in an All-Hazards IMT during a large/complex incident, typically extending into the second operational period. The AHIMT can either support an existing ICS structure, or can assume command of an incident if requested to do so. The AHIMT can ease the transition to a Type 2 or Type 1 IMT for incidents of national significance.


Target Audience:
This delivery is specifically for those agencies sponsoring membership on a regional Incident Management Team and will include fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works, emergency operations center personnel, and others involved with IMTs.
The overall goal of USFA's Incident Management Team (IMT) program is to develop state and regional IMTs to function under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) during a large and/or complex incident or a major event. This course is designed for those who are assigned to function in an All-Hazards IMT during a large/complex incident, typically extending into the second operational period. The AHIMT can either support an existing ICS structure, or can assume command of an incident if requested to do so. The AHIMT can ease the transition to a Type 2 or Type 1 IMT for incidents of national significance.


Target Audience:
This delivery is specifically for those agencies sponsoring membership on a regional Incident Management Team and will include fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works, emergency operations center personnel, and others involved with IMTs.
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All-Hazards Liaison Officer - L956 This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective LOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective LOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.
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All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief - L967 This course provides local and State-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories:
1) responding to the incident, and
2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT.
Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
This course provides local and State-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories:
1) responding to the incident, and
2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT.
Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
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All-Hazards Operations Section Chief - L958 This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.
These responsibilities fall into two categories:
1) Responding to the incident and command needs of the incident.
2) Effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team.
Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.
These responsibilities fall into two categories:
1) Responding to the incident and command needs of the incident.
2) Effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team.
Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
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All-Hazards Operations Section Chief Train-the-Trainer - L959 This course is designed to assist the student in his or her preparation to function effectively under the NIMS/Incident Command System.
Personnel selected to serve as instructors for this course will teach in the field to personnel representing the Nation's first responders and allied professions from various Federal, state, and local organizations.
The audience for the course includes people functioning within the environment of an Incident Management Team (IMT) as fully qualified and have a significant instructional delivery background.
The use of qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors is an important aspect in the successful delivery of AHPS training. The learning experience is heightened when the instructors have real-world experience and have served in the capacity for which they are providing instruction. This experience should include service on a variety of incidents during major operations, planned events, and/or full scale Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation (HSEEP) compliant exercises as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
This course is designed to assist the student in his or her preparation to function effectively under the NIMS/Incident Command System.
Personnel selected to serve as instructors for this course will teach in the field to personnel representing the Nation's first responders and allied professions from various Federal, state, and local organizations.
The audience for the course includes people functioning within the environment of an Incident Management Team (IMT) as fully qualified and have a significant instructional delivery background.
The use of qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors is an important aspect in the successful delivery of AHPS training. The learning experience is heightened when the instructors have real-world experience and have served in the capacity for which they are providing instruction. This experience should include service on a variety of incidents during major operations, planned events, and/or full scale Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation (HSEEP) compliant exercises as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ).
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All-Hazards Planning Section Chief - L962 This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. In break-out groups, students will use the Planning Section Chief Position Task Book to list common responsibilities, roles, and/or duties between their current position and that of a Planning Section Chief.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. In break-out groups, students will use the Planning Section Chief Position Task Book to list common responsibilities, roles, and/or duties between their current position and that of a Planning Section Chief.


Target Audience:
NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position-Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to Functional, Support, or Unit Leader positions on Type 3 or 4 AHIMTs, or by those persons whose agencies require them to be credentialed/certified in those positions.
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Apache/Navajo County - MYTEP This event is for the 2019 Apache/Navajo County Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan.
This event is for the 2019 Apache/Navajo County Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan.
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Arizona Communications Unit Exercise - CommU The workshop is two days with a 3rd day added for a CX.
The first day is a review and completion of the CX documents necessary to plan and execute the exercise.
The second day we set up four stations (1. Tech Room, 2. Incident Communications Center/mobile unit, 3. IC Briefing
& Planning P and 4. Documentation). In the afternoon we do a walk thru of the exercise. The walk thru is an interactive discussion to meet all of the requirements in the Communications Unit (COMU) Position Specific Task Book (PTB).
On day 3 we will do a CX. By the end of the workshop personnel will have all of the exercise documentation and ability to plan and execute a CX.
This workshop helps create a self-sustaining CX training & exercise program for personnel to align with the US DHS NIMS requirements. The workshop follows the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidance.
The workshop is two days with a 3rd day added for a CX.
The first day is a review and completion of the CX documents necessary to plan and execute the exercise.
The second day we set up four stations (1. Tech Room, 2. Incident Communications Center/mobile unit, 3. IC Briefing
& Planning P and 4. Documentation). In the afternoon we do a walk thru of the exercise. The walk thru is an interactive discussion to meet all of the requirements in the Communications Unit (COMU) Position Specific Task Book (PTB).
On day 3 we will do a CX. By the end of the workshop personnel will have all of the exercise documentation and ability to plan and execute a CX.
This workshop helps create a self-sustaining CX training & exercise program for personnel to align with the US DHS NIMS requirements. The workshop follows the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidance.
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Auxiliary Communications - Auxcomm Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups, using amateur radio, have been providing backup communications to public safety for nearly 100 years. Event planners, public safety officials, and emergency managers at all levels of government utilize their services. Often, amateur radio services have been used when other forms of communications have failed or have been disrupted. Today, nearly all the states/territories have incorporated some level of participation by amateur radio auxiliary communication operators into their TICPs and SCIPs.
This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the COML and the volunteer, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.

This course is two days long (10 hours each day) and is limited to 30 students.
Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups, using amateur radio, have been providing backup communications to public safety for nearly 100 years. Event planners, public safety officials, and emergency managers at all levels of government utilize their services. Often, amateur radio services have been used when other forms of communications have failed or have been disrupted. Today, nearly all the states/territories have incorporated some level of participation by amateur radio auxiliary communication operators into their TICPs and SCIPs.
This course focuses on auxiliary communications interoperability, the relationship between the COML and the volunteer, emergency operations center (EOC) etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s experience and knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context.

This course is two days long (10 hours each day) and is limited to 30 students.
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Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - G317 The Basic 20-hour CERT course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders who have the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct the sessions.
The training consists of the following:

• Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their community,

• Disaster Fire Suppression: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards, and fire suppression strategies,

• Disaster Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques,

• Disaster Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner,

• Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques, and most important, rescuer safety,

• Disaster Psychology: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and worker. It addresses CERT organization and management principles and the need for documentation,

• Course Review and Disaster Simulation: Participants review for the final examination. Finally, they practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in disaster activity.

During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster.
The Basic 20-hour CERT course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders who have the requisite knowledge and skills to instruct the sessions.
The training consists of the following:

• Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards to which people are vulnerable in their community,

• Disaster Fire Suppression: Briefly covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards, and fire suppression strategies,

• Disaster Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques,

• Disaster Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area, performing basic first aid, and practicing in a safe and sanitary manner,

• Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques, and most important, rescuer safety,

• Disaster Psychology: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and worker. It addresses CERT organization and management principles and the need for documentation,

• Course Review and Disaster Simulation: Participants review for the final examination. Finally, they practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in disaster activity.

During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster.
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Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G290 This FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) elective course is intended for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO). It is also approved for 16 hours of AZPOST Continuing Education Credit for Certified Law Enforcement Personnel. The emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, news release writing, public speaking and television interviews. Students will write a press release, do a video-taped practice interview and final interview. They will then receive feedback from the instructor(s) and their peers on these three activities.


Target Audience:
Emergency management personnel, including fire and law enforcement with either full or part-time responsibilities for public information at the state, tribal, or local level of government.
This FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) elective course is intended for the new or less experienced Public Information Officer (PIO). It is also approved for 16 hours of AZPOST Continuing Education Credit for Certified Law Enforcement Personnel. The emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, news release writing, public speaking and television interviews. Students will write a press release, do a video-taped practice interview and final interview. They will then receive feedback from the instructor(s) and their peers on these three activities.


Target Audience:
Emergency management personnel, including fire and law enforcement with either full or part-time responsibilities for public information at the state, tribal, or local level of government.
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Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response and Recovery - MGT324 This two-day course through the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University is designed to address campus emergencies associated with a spontaneous event requiring the attention of college and campus officials, emergency responders, elected officials, and other community stakeholders. The class consists of nine modules. These modules include classroom instruction, facilitated discussions, and practical activities involving scenario-driven problems intended to facilitate discussion and decision making.

Course Objectives:
Recognize and describe the importance of integrated emergency responses during campus incidents and determine the appropriate courses of action should an incident occur within the campus community

Identify processes of recognizing threats and hazards, threat assessment teams and behavioral intervention teams, and information sharing associated with current safety and security challenges in campus communities

Recognize various elements required to produce an emergency operations plan for their campus

Appreciate the increased preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System provide during a campus emergency

Recognize the critical role of internal and external communications during a crisis

Recognize and respond to an active campus threat or hazard

Identify practical techniques to address recovery issues on their campuses
This two-day course through the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University is designed to address campus emergencies associated with a spontaneous event requiring the attention of college and campus officials, emergency responders, elected officials, and other community stakeholders. The class consists of nine modules. These modules include classroom instruction, facilitated discussions, and practical activities involving scenario-driven problems intended to facilitate discussion and decision making.

Course Objectives:
Recognize and describe the importance of integrated emergency responses during campus incidents and determine the appropriate courses of action should an incident occur within the campus community

Identify processes of recognizing threats and hazards, threat assessment teams and behavioral intervention teams, and information sharing associated with current safety and security challenges in campus communities

Recognize various elements required to produce an emergency operations plan for their campus

Appreciate the increased preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System provide during a campus emergency

Recognize the critical role of internal and external communications during a crisis

Recognize and respond to an active campus threat or hazard

Identify practical techniques to address recovery issues on their campuses
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Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery- Customized - MGT324-C The goal of this course is to assist the campus community and the neighboring jurisdiction in developing the necessary decision-making skills to prevent, protect, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from a an active shooter situation or other campus emergency.

The course consists of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that require a coordinated, integrated approach to solve. Through a tabletop scenario, course participants will observe a developing active shooter incident and respond in a manner consistent with currently established campus and jurisdictional emergency operations procedures.

This course is customized for a one-day presentation consisting of eight hours. It was designed with an emphasis on active shooter situations at school campuses, including K-12 schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities.
The goal of this course is to assist the campus community and the neighboring jurisdiction in developing the necessary decision-making skills to prevent, protect, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from a an active shooter situation or other campus emergency.

The course consists of small, problem-based, integrated group activities that require a coordinated, integrated approach to solve. Through a tabletop scenario, course participants will observe a developing active shooter incident and respond in a manner consistent with currently established campus and jurisdictional emergency operations procedures.

This course is customized for a one-day presentation consisting of eight hours. It was designed with an emphasis on active shooter situations at school campuses, including K-12 schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities.
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Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities - MGT449 This course provides Tribal community participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, manage and mitigate all-hazard threats using a whole community approach. The course addresses the distinctive challenges that Tribal nations face in effectively detecting, responding to, managing and mitigating all-hazard threats that include disease outbreaks and the occurrence of environmental health threats. The course includes a practical exercise that will support participants in identification of the following: 1) all-hazards threats in tribal communities; 2) community resources for all-hazards emergency planning in tribal communities; and 3) response and recovery considerations that should be included in tribal all-hazards emergency plans.
This course provides Tribal community participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, manage and mitigate all-hazard threats using a whole community approach. The course addresses the distinctive challenges that Tribal nations face in effectively detecting, responding to, managing and mitigating all-hazard threats that include disease outbreaks and the occurrence of environmental health threats. The course includes a practical exercise that will support participants in identification of the following: 1) all-hazards threats in tribal communities; 2) community resources for all-hazards emergency planning in tribal communities; and 3) response and recovery considerations that should be included in tribal all-hazards emergency plans.
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Community Emergency Response Team Train-the-Trainer - G428 This 3-day course prepares participants to teach the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course to volunteers in their local communities at classes sponsored by their local emergency services providers. Course content, instructional methodology and administrative considerations for implementing the program are covered. Participants must be sponsored by their local jurisdiction and have completed the 20 hour CERT basic training. Participants should be willing to teach 3 classes per year for their sponsoring institution upon the successful completion of the course.
This 3-day course prepares participants to teach the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course to volunteers in their local communities at classes sponsored by their local emergency services providers. Course content, instructional methodology and administrative considerations for implementing the program are covered. Participants must be sponsored by their local jurisdiction and have completed the 20 hour CERT basic training. Participants should be willing to teach 3 classes per year for their sponsoring institution upon the successful completion of the course.
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Community Mass Care Management - G108 Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) has evolved beyond the traditional sheltering, distribution of emergency supplies, and feeding and now includes access and functional needs support, reunification services, evacuation support and support to household pets and service animals. These activities are critical in the aftermath of a disaster. By making communities resilient and capable of preparing for and managing Mass Care and Emergency Assistance, the ability of a whole community to respond to and recover from a disaster will be enhanced. This course is designed to provide training for local communities to prepare for and manage this function effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together to provide Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services to those affected by disaster. The purpose of this course is to develop foundational knowledge of Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services in the community. It is not a “how to” for sheltering. Participants will use this information to build community emergency Action Items and to identify gaps in the community’s program.


Target Audience:
This course is intended for community agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), and private sector organizations that will collaborate to provide the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance.
Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) has evolved beyond the traditional sheltering, distribution of emergency supplies, and feeding and now includes access and functional needs support, reunification services, evacuation support and support to household pets and service animals. These activities are critical in the aftermath of a disaster. By making communities resilient and capable of preparing for and managing Mass Care and Emergency Assistance, the ability of a whole community to respond to and recover from a disaster will be enhanced. This course is designed to provide training for local communities to prepare for and manage this function effectively. The goal is to prepare community agencies, organizations, and businesses to work together to provide Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services to those affected by disaster. The purpose of this course is to develop foundational knowledge of Mass Care and Emergency Assistance services in the community. It is not a “how to” for sheltering. Participants will use this information to build community emergency Action Items and to identify gaps in the community’s program.


Target Audience:
This course is intended for community agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), and private sector organizations that will collaborate to provide the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance.
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Community Preparedness for Cyber Incident - MGT384 MGT 384, Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents, is designed to provide organizations and communities with strategies and processes to increase cyber resilience. During this 12-hour course, participants will analyze cyber threats and initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents, evaluate the process for developing a cyber preparedness program, examine the importance and challenges of cyber-related information sharing and discover low to no-cost resources to help build cyber resilience.

MGT 384, Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents, is designed to provide organizations and communities with strategies and processes to increase cyber resilience. During this 12-hour course, participants will analyze cyber threats and initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents, evaluate the process for developing a cyber preparedness program, examine the importance and challenges of cyber-related information sharing and discover low to no-cost resources to help build cyber resilience.

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Complex Coordinated Attacks - PER335 This course addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plane crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These attacks, known as complex coordinated attacks, involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. These attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. The course will enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Among the topics covered during the classroom instruction are characteristics of a complex coordinated attack, public safety response considerations, command operations and strategies, and critical information about situational domain awareness. Several notable case studies are also presented to provide real-life examples of the characteristics of a complex coordinated attack.

Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing.
This course addresses the vulnerability of any community to a public safety situation, such as an active shooter at a shopping mall; a train derailment with hazardous chemicals; a bombing incident at a commercial district; a plane crash; or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive attack. These attacks, known as complex coordinated attacks, involve multiple threats that often exceed conventional response tactics. These attacks require a joint response involving members from varying disciplines and jurisdictions. The course will enhance the response capabilities of participants by providing them with the knowledge and tools to enable effective response.

This course is taught through a combination of classroom instruction and practical exercises. Among the topics covered during the classroom instruction are characteristics of a complex coordinated attack, public safety response considerations, command operations and strategies, and critical information about situational domain awareness. Several notable case studies are also presented to provide real-life examples of the characteristics of a complex coordinated attack.

Featured practical exercises allow participants to interact with responders from other disciplines to effectively address a variety of complex coordinated attack scenarios. Participants will work together to identify critical considerations and command strategies. Further, these exercises encourage collaborative decision-making and rapid strategizing.
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Continuity of Operations Planning - G550 This course is based on guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs and will provide skills and knowledge to develop and/or improve the overall quality and workability of COOP plans. COOP plans facilitate the performance of essential functions during situations which may disrupt normal operations. The course will explain the four phases of continuity and relate their application to the continuity planning process in your organization and help you develop a strategy to create a continuity plan using available guidance and tools.

This course is being offered to assist Arizona state agencies fulfill their responsibility under Executive Order 2013-06 ‘Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government Planning’.

Note: This is a DEMA-only certificate course. It may or may not meet the requirements of FEMA’s Continuity Practitioner Program.
This course is based on guidance to the Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies for developing Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans and Programs and will provide skills and knowledge to develop and/or improve the overall quality and workability of COOP plans. COOP plans facilitate the performance of essential functions during situations which may disrupt normal operations. The course will explain the four phases of continuity and relate their application to the continuity planning process in your organization and help you develop a strategy to create a continuity plan using available guidance and tools.

This course is being offered to assist Arizona state agencies fulfill their responsibility under Executive Order 2013-06 ‘Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government Planning’.

Note: This is a DEMA-only certificate course. It may or may not meet the requirements of FEMA’s Continuity Practitioner Program.
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Continuity of Operations Planning Program Manager - G548 The purpose of this course is to provide continuity training for Program Managers at the Federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels of government. It is critical that Continuity Managers understand their role, responsibilities, and resources available to help them develop a viable continuity capability for their organization.

Course Objectives
• Define Continuity of Operations.
• Explain the benefits of a viable continuity program.
• Identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel.
• Identify essential elements of a viable continuity program.
• Identify continuity processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful COOP program.

Target Audience: Participation is open to Federal, State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal government employees responsible for Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning or managing a COOP Program.
The purpose of this course is to provide continuity training for Program Managers at the Federal, state, territorial, tribal, and local levels of government. It is critical that Continuity Managers understand their role, responsibilities, and resources available to help them develop a viable continuity capability for their organization.

Course Objectives
• Define Continuity of Operations.
• Explain the benefits of a viable continuity program.
• Identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel.
• Identify essential elements of a viable continuity program.
• Identify continuity processes, resources, and tasks necessary to implement and manage a successful COOP program.

Target Audience: Participation is open to Federal, State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal government employees responsible for Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning or managing a COOP Program.
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Crisis Leadership and Decision Making - MGT340 The Crisis Leadership and Decision Making seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior elected and appointed officials at the city, county, region, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants discuss the strategic and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons-learned from past natural and man-made disasters.

The seminar is a facilitated, free-flowing discussion of the stresses of crisis leadership and decision-making gained from an examination of a Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government case study of a catastrophic disaster. The seminar supports the national priorities and capabilities that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages state and local jurisdictions to establish as articulated in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 and subsequent documents and policies, such as the National Preparedness Guidelines.

This seminar uses one of four case studies to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision-making from an elected or senior official’s perspective. The seminar uses the case study to frame the discussion on ways to overcome leadership challenges in planning and responding to a large-scale incident. The final outcome of the seminar is the development of an individual and jurisdiction plan of actions needed to improve preparedness and emergency response.

Target Audience:  This management level course is designed for senior-elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders who may be called upon to make critical decisions during a natural or man-made catastrophe.  Although intended for an audience of senior officials from a local jurisdiction, it may also include executives from other community entities, both public and private.
The Crisis Leadership and Decision Making seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior elected and appointed officials at the city, county, region, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants discuss the strategic and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons-learned from past natural and man-made disasters.

The seminar is a facilitated, free-flowing discussion of the stresses of crisis leadership and decision-making gained from an examination of a Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government case study of a catastrophic disaster. The seminar supports the national priorities and capabilities that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages state and local jurisdictions to establish as articulated in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8 and subsequent documents and policies, such as the National Preparedness Guidelines.

This seminar uses one of four case studies to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision-making from an elected or senior official’s perspective. The seminar uses the case study to frame the discussion on ways to overcome leadership challenges in planning and responding to a large-scale incident. The final outcome of the seminar is the development of an individual and jurisdiction plan of actions needed to improve preparedness and emergency response.

Target Audience:  This management level course is designed for senior-elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders who may be called upon to make critical decisions during a natural or man-made catastrophe.  Although intended for an audience of senior officials from a local jurisdiction, it may also include executives from other community entities, both public and private.
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Critical Asset Risk Management - MGT315 Presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, this course helps participants answer those questions by teaching critical components of risk management. Through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk, and are given an opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting vulnerability assessments by conducting on-site assessments of select local facilities. Additionally they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and present a risk assessment report.

Topics: Overview of Risk Management Process, Threat and Hazard Identification, Asset Valuation, Vulnerabilities, Risk Assessment, Mitigation Mission Area, On-Site Risk Assessment

Recommended: Participants should possess a working knowledge of the jurisdiction's Emergency Operations Plan Terrorism Incident Annex.
Presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, this course helps participants answer those questions by teaching critical components of risk management. Through a combination of lecture, facilitated discussion, and group activities, participants will learn how threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences determine risk, and are given an opportunity to practice the fundamentals of conducting vulnerability assessments by conducting on-site assessments of select local facilities. Additionally they will identify potential mitigation measures associated with their findings and work together to develop and present a risk assessment report.

Topics: Overview of Risk Management Process, Threat and Hazard Identification, Asset Valuation, Vulnerabilities, Risk Assessment, Mitigation Mission Area, On-Site Risk Assessment

Recommended: Participants should possess a working knowledge of the jurisdiction's Emergency Operations Plan Terrorism Incident Annex.
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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness - AWR213 This course through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Participants will review applicable policy and guidance, discuss the risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and information sharing programs, and relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. An understanding of the national approach to critical infrastructure enables critical infrastructure stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
This course through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Participants will review applicable policy and guidance, discuss the risk management framework, describe Federal critical infrastructure security and resilience and information sharing programs, and relate critical infrastructure programs to individual actions. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience. An understanding of the national approach to critical infrastructure enables critical infrastructure stakeholders to address local planning within a common framework. Informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
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Debris Management - G202 Tribal, local, and State emergency management personnel, including public works and waste management staffs, who are responsible for planning and/or implementing debris removal and disposal actions.
Tribal, local, and State emergency management personnel, including public works and waste management staffs, who are responsible for planning and/or implementing debris removal and disposal actions.
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DEMA Native American Cultural Awareness - DEMA104 Native American Cultural Awareness: Introduction to Native American Cultures, Communities and Governments. Included in the curriculum are Myths vs. Facts and lessons learned regarding engagement and interactions with tribes.
Native American Cultural Awareness: Introduction to Native American Cultures, Communities and Governments. Included in the curriculum are Myths vs. Facts and lessons learned regarding engagement and interactions with tribes.
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Disaster Planning for Access and Functional Needs Communities - G197 This course is under revision and is currently unavailable.
This course is under revision and is currently unavailable.
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Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations - MGT341 Course Dates:
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The Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to hospitals and organizations vulnerability to a disaster. During this FEMA sponsored course, participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which hospitals and healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards.

Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the hospital community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery.
Course Dates:
Times:  
The Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to hospitals and organizations vulnerability to a disaster. During this FEMA sponsored course, participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which hospitals and healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards.

Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the hospital community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery.
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Emergency Management Framework for Tribal Governments - L580 This 4-day course will provide tribal representatives with the information and strategies to develop or improve emergency management programs and systems within their tribal community. The course promotes the integration of all aspects of emergency management from preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation into the planning process. The course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to improve the overall response to emergencies regardless of hazard, size, or complexity, and improve the sustainability of their tribal community and better protect tribal citizens, lands, culture, and sovereignty.
This 4-day course will provide tribal representatives with the information and strategies to develop or improve emergency management programs and systems within their tribal community. The course promotes the integration of all aspects of emergency management from preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation into the planning process. The course will provide the knowledge and skills needed to improve the overall response to emergencies regardless of hazard, size, or complexity, and improve the sustainability of their tribal community and better protect tribal citizens, lands, culture, and sovereignty.
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Emergency Management Operations for Tribal Governments - L581 This 4-day course provides tribal emergency management/response personnel, tribal government employees, and tribal leaders with a deeper understanding of emergency operations. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation of an integrated emergency management and operations program as outlined in the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), key operational activities, resource management, and personnel roles using Incident Command System (ICS) principles.
This 4-day course provides tribal emergency management/response personnel, tribal government employees, and tribal leaders with a deeper understanding of emergency operations. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation of an integrated emergency management and operations program as outlined in the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), key operational activities, resource management, and personnel roles using Incident Command System (ICS) principles.
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Emergency Operations Center (EOC): Management and Operations - G775 This is a required course toward FEMA's Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. The course is designed for individuals who are responsible for developing, staffing managing and operating an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or who may be working in this setting during exercises or events. It provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This is a required course toward FEMA's Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. The course is designed for individuals who are responsible for developing, staffing managing and operating an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or who may be working in this setting during exercises or events. It provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and operate an EOC during crisis situations.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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EMPG 2020 Workshop - EMPG 2020 Workshop Class Date: February 19, 2020
Class Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This workshop is dedicated to the new fiscal year 2020 EMPG applications for formulation of budgets and projects to include in this year's applications.  You will be provided with the 2020 local program guidance, FEMA notice of funding opportunity and FEMA grant manual.  

The workshop should be attended by a programmatic and financial representative.
Class Date: February 19, 2020
Class Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

This workshop is dedicated to the new fiscal year 2020 EMPG applications for formulation of budgets and projects to include in this year's applications.  You will be provided with the 2020 local program guidance, FEMA notice of funding opportunity and FEMA grant manual.  

The workshop should be attended by a programmatic and financial representative.
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EOC Operations & Planning for All Hazards - MGT346 This 3-Day course delivered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service provides personnel assigned to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, management team approach with specific emphasis on the planning, resource, and information management processes. The course culminates with a scenario-based, simulation-supported exercise designed to provide practical experience with emergency management processes and decision-making skills necessary to effectively manage an EOC. This course is 24 hours long, with decision-based activities and exercises comprising 50 percent of the course.

Objectives:
•Identify how entities within the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) are interconnected during a response.
•Describe the functions of and within an Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the management and operations functions of the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS), utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the information management functions of the Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS), as utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the resource management functions utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the planning functions utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Demonstrate knowledge of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning for All-Hazards Events course content.
•Operate within an EOC utilizing the functions within the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) while supporting a response to a large-scale incident.
•Examine how critical areas of managing an all-hazard, high consequence incident response are applied in practice.
This 3-Day course delivered by the Texas Engineering Extension Service provides personnel assigned to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) the skills necessary to effectively plan for and manage a large-scale incidents by applying and implementing an all-hazards, multi-disciplinary, management team approach with specific emphasis on the planning, resource, and information management processes. The course culminates with a scenario-based, simulation-supported exercise designed to provide practical experience with emergency management processes and decision-making skills necessary to effectively manage an EOC. This course is 24 hours long, with decision-based activities and exercises comprising 50 percent of the course.

Objectives:
•Identify how entities within the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) are interconnected during a response.
•Describe the functions of and within an Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the management and operations functions of the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS), utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the information management functions of the Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS), as utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the resource management functions utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Perform the planning functions utilized by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
•Demonstrate knowledge of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning for All-Hazards Events course content.
•Operate within an EOC utilizing the functions within the Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) while supporting a response to a large-scale incident.
•Examine how critical areas of managing an all-hazard, high consequence incident response are applied in practice.
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Essentials of Community Cybersecurity - AWR136 The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (ECCS) course provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains the vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cybersecurity program. The course provides participants with an awareness of issues. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cybersecurity program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures. The course introduces the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a framework for understanding community cybersecurity and offers a brief introduction to low-cost or no-cost approaches to securing a community against cybersecurity threats and attacks. The course sets the stage for further efforts in which a community can build a cybersecurity program.

The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (ECCS) course provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains the vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cybersecurity program. The course provides participants with an awareness of issues. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cybersecurity program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures. The course introduces the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a framework for understanding community cybersecurity and offers a brief introduction to low-cost or no-cost approaches to securing a community against cybersecurity threats and attacks. The course sets the stage for further efforts in which a community can build a cybersecurity program.

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Evacuation and Re-Entry Planning - G358 This FEMA course is an elective course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will be provided with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for their jurisdiction. It uses a community's vulnerability analysis and evacuation plan (participants are encouraged to bring a copy of both of these from their jurisdiction). It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and re-entry more efficient. Note: This course DOES NOT address the decision to evacuate or re-enter.
This FEMA course is an elective course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will be provided with the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for their jurisdiction. It uses a community's vulnerability analysis and evacuation plan (participants are encouraged to bring a copy of both of these from their jurisdiction). It also addresses evacuation behavior and recommends methods to make evacuation and re-entry more efficient. Note: This course DOES NOT address the decision to evacuate or re-enter.
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Field Force Operations - PER200 The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

Identify considerations of a protest situation.
Use equipment to control crowds.
Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.
The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

Identify considerations of a protest situation.
Use equipment to control crowds.
Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.
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Flood Fight Operations - G361 This 2½-day FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. The curriculum was designed for emergency managers, public works officials, levee district representatives, and others responsible for planning, preparing, and managing the response to a flood. Using a combination of lectures, discussions, activities, and exercises, the course will take participants through the complete process from well before the flood to clean-up afterward. Officials from every community at risk of flooding should take this training. While this training emphasizes how to conduct a flood fight, it provides information to help communities decide if a flood fight is possible and worth the effort and cost. Diagrams with materials lists and equipment and labor requirements to construct various types of temporary flood protection can be used to help determine if there is enough time and resources to protect the community. If the whole community cannot be protected, then officials must decide where to concentrate their efforts to protect some areas and/or evacuate and relocate what they can. If a flood fight is undertaken, it should be done the right way or the effort will be wasted.


Target Audience:
Federal, state, tribal, and local officials responsible for planning, preparing, and managing response to floods. Emergency Management staff; Local, County, Tribal and State Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This 2½-day FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. The curriculum was designed for emergency managers, public works officials, levee district representatives, and others responsible for planning, preparing, and managing the response to a flood. Using a combination of lectures, discussions, activities, and exercises, the course will take participants through the complete process from well before the flood to clean-up afterward. Officials from every community at risk of flooding should take this training. While this training emphasizes how to conduct a flood fight, it provides information to help communities decide if a flood fight is possible and worth the effort and cost. Diagrams with materials lists and equipment and labor requirements to construct various types of temporary flood protection can be used to help determine if there is enough time and resources to protect the community. If the whole community cannot be protected, then officials must decide where to concentrate their efforts to protect some areas and/or evacuate and relocate what they can. If a flood fight is undertaken, it should be done the right way or the effort will be wasted.


Target Audience:
Federal, state, tribal, and local officials responsible for planning, preparing, and managing response to floods. Emergency Management staff; Local, County, Tribal and State Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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Foundations of Emergency Management - L101 The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. Similar to basic academies operated by the fire service and law enforcement communities, the National Emergency Management Basic Academy will provide a foundational education in emergency management. The goal of the Academy is to support the early careers of emergency managers through a training experience combining knowledge of all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. For Week One of the Foundations of Emergency Management course, objectives are based on the Emergency Manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA); the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); and local, State, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). This will include legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness; team building; mitigation; response; prevention and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.
The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. Similar to basic academies operated by the fire service and law enforcement communities, the National Emergency Management Basic Academy will provide a foundational education in emergency management. The goal of the Academy is to support the early careers of emergency managers through a training experience combining knowledge of all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. For Week One of the Foundations of Emergency Management course, objectives are based on the Emergency Manager competencies that the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA); the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM); and local, State, territorial, and tribal emergency management professionals have established in coordination with the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). This will include legal issues; intergovernmental and interagency context; influencing, organizing, social vulnerability issues; managing stress; collaboration, preparedness; team building; mitigation; response; prevention and protection; ethical decision-making; recovery; technology; administration; and the future.
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Hazardous Material Technician - MAU300 This program, Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician has been developed by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). This course is intended for personnel who may respond to and mitigate an incident involving hazardous materials. Course participants should be competent in the subject matter covered in the IFSTA programs, Hazardous Materials Training for First Responders. They should also be familiar with the skills described in the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials (NFPA 472) and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Specifically, participants are expected to be knowledgeable in the recognition and identification of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials classes, and the use of breathing apparatus and turnout gear.

This program was developed with the understanding that the course does not constitute the comprehensive training necessary for the safe control of all hazardous materials incidents. In addition to the materials presented in this course, participants are expected to receive additional training in department-specific procedures, field work, and use of equipment before they are qualified to handle specific situations. While we believe all of the information contained herein to be accurate and timely, we are in no way prescribing this information as the final authority in technical response to hazardous materials incidents. Where there are discrepancies between the material presented in this program and local policies and procedures, those of your own jurisdiction will take precedence.
This program, Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician has been developed by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). This course is intended for personnel who may respond to and mitigate an incident involving hazardous materials. Course participants should be competent in the subject matter covered in the IFSTA programs, Hazardous Materials Training for First Responders. They should also be familiar with the skills described in the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials (NFPA 472) and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Specifically, participants are expected to be knowledgeable in the recognition and identification of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials classes, and the use of breathing apparatus and turnout gear.

This program was developed with the understanding that the course does not constitute the comprehensive training necessary for the safe control of all hazardous materials incidents. In addition to the materials presented in this course, participants are expected to receive additional training in department-specific procedures, field work, and use of equipment before they are qualified to handle specific situations. While we believe all of the information contained herein to be accurate and timely, we are in no way prescribing this information as the final authority in technical response to hazardous materials incidents. Where there are discrepancies between the material presented in this program and local policies and procedures, those of your own jurisdiction will take precedence.
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Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness - U100 First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. This 8-hour course is designed to provide those individuals with the basic knowledge to be able to analyze the incident and notify the proper authorities of the release in order protect life, property and minimize the environmental impact of a hazardous materials incident. They take no further action beyond notification.

Topics:
• Establishing scene management
• Detecting the presence of hazardous materials
• Beginning identification
• Initiating evacuation
• Establishing personnel protection and decontamination
• Isolating the incident and identifying zones of activity
• Containing the incident (if possible) from an isolated position without risk of exposure
• Seeking additional appropriate resource
First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. This 8-hour course is designed to provide those individuals with the basic knowledge to be able to analyze the incident and notify the proper authorities of the release in order protect life, property and minimize the environmental impact of a hazardous materials incident. They take no further action beyond notification.

Topics:
• Establishing scene management
• Detecting the presence of hazardous materials
• Beginning identification
• Initiating evacuation
• Establishing personnel protection and decontamination
• Isolating the incident and identifying zones of activity
• Containing the incident (if possible) from an isolated position without risk of exposure
• Seeking additional appropriate resource
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Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations - Refresher - U201 This 8-hour program is designed to allow First responders at the operations level to easily review key information related to safely responding to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release.

This course is presented in compliance with 29CFR Chapter XVII 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and the Arizona Administrative Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 6. It is intended to assist fire fighters in meeting the annual refresher requirements for operational level hazardous materials training.

Topics
• Definition and Rules Governing Hazardous Material
• Response Process
• Basic Hazard and Risk Assessment Techniques
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Basic Terms
• Control, Containment, and/or Confinement
• Decontamination Procedures
• Standard Operating Procedures
This 8-hour program is designed to allow First responders at the operations level to easily review key information related to safely responding to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release.

This course is presented in compliance with 29CFR Chapter XVII 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and the Arizona Administrative Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 6. It is intended to assist fire fighters in meeting the annual refresher requirements for operational level hazardous materials training.

Topics
• Definition and Rules Governing Hazardous Material
• Response Process
• Basic Hazard and Risk Assessment Techniques
• Personal Protective Equipment
• Basic Terms
• Control, Containment, and/or Confinement
• Decontamination Procedures
• Standard Operating Procedures
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Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations - U200 First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading and prevent exposures. This course is presented in compliance with 29CFR Chapter XVII 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and the Arizona Administrative Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 6.
First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading and prevent exposures. This course is presented in compliance with 29CFR Chapter XVII 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and the Arizona Administrative Code Title 8, Chapter 2, Article 6.
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Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness - G271 This course is a collaboration between the National Weather Service (NWS) and FEMA. The curriculum was designed for local and state emergency managers and those interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in preparedness and response to hazardous weather events. It was developed with the input of many states and local emergency managers and is intended to help to promote a more proactive response to weather and flooding hazards through close coordination between emergency management and the NWS. This course will enhance Emergency Managers’ ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.


*This FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County and State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This course is a collaboration between the National Weather Service (NWS) and FEMA. The curriculum was designed for local and state emergency managers and those interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in preparedness and response to hazardous weather events. It was developed with the input of many states and local emergency managers and is intended to help to promote a more proactive response to weather and flooding hazards through close coordination between emergency management and the NWS. This course will enhance Emergency Managers’ ability to recognize potentially hazardous weather and flooding situations so they are equipped to plan appropriately and to coordinate effective responses.


*This FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County and State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program - G146 This is an elective course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course introduces the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized policy, methodology, and language for designing, developing, conducting and evaluating all exercises. HSEEP also facilitates the creation of self-sustaining, capabilities-based exercise programs by providing tools and resources such as policy and guidance, training, technology and direct support.


Target Audience:
First Responders, Emergency Management staff; Local, County, Tribal and State Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This is an elective course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course introduces the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), a capabilities and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized policy, methodology, and language for designing, developing, conducting and evaluating all exercises. HSEEP also facilitates the creation of self-sustaining, capabilities-based exercise programs by providing tools and resources such as policy and guidance, training, technology and direct support.


Target Audience:
First Responders, Emergency Management staff; Local, County, Tribal and State Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response - Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response The Homemade Explosives (HME) course provides first responders with information on general explosive characteristics and hazards, homemade explosive precursor materials, homemade explosive manufacturing indicators, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components. Additionally, the course teaches first responders how to identify a homemade explosive laboratory and how to establish scene safety and security in such an incident. First responders are also presented information regarding community awareness and education programs related to homemade explosives. This information better prepares first responders to recognize hazards associated with homemade explosives during response operations.

Learning Objectives
• Recognize explosive physical characteristics and hazards.
• Identify Homemade Explosive (HME) precursor materials and manufacturing equipment.
• Identify Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components and manufacturing indicators.
• Recognize Homemade Explosive (HME) laboratory indicators.
• Identify scene safety and security procedures at a Homemade Explosive (HME) incident.
Recommended Audience
• Emergency management
• Emergency medical services
• Fire service
• Law enforcement

The Homemade Explosives (HME) course provides first responders with information on general explosive characteristics and hazards, homemade explosive precursor materials, homemade explosive manufacturing indicators, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components. Additionally, the course teaches first responders how to identify a homemade explosive laboratory and how to establish scene safety and security in such an incident. First responders are also presented information regarding community awareness and education programs related to homemade explosives. This information better prepares first responders to recognize hazards associated with homemade explosives during response operations.

Learning Objectives
• Recognize explosive physical characteristics and hazards.
• Identify Homemade Explosive (HME) precursor materials and manufacturing equipment.
• Identify Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components and manufacturing indicators.
• Recognize Homemade Explosive (HME) laboratory indicators.
• Identify scene safety and security procedures at a Homemade Explosive (HME) incident.
Recommended Audience
• Emergency management
• Emergency medical services
• Fire service
• Law enforcement

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Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) - PER902 The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.
The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This three-day course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System — integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area as hospital first responders during a mass casualty incident involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate personal protective equipment and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and nonambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team.
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Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents Train-the-Trainer - PER901 The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents-Basic, Train-the-Trainer (HERT-B TtT) is a one-day course offered to healthcare responders who have successfully completed the HERT course. It prepares students to teach HERT at their facilities by focusing on presentation techniques, practical applications, and the preparation and maintenance of lesson plans. The HERT-B TtT course provides students with an understanding of the HERT course material to include team assignments and functions, proper wear and removal of personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, Emergency Treatment Area location selection, and operation, and victim triage.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets, learned during this training program:

Constructing learning objectives that includes a task, condition, and standard of performance.

Identifying the techniques necessary to provide an effective presentation.

Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of various training aids.

Select and conduct practical exercises to facilitate the learning and capabilities of HERT members.
The Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents-Basic, Train-the-Trainer (HERT-B TtT) is a one-day course offered to healthcare responders who have successfully completed the HERT course. It prepares students to teach HERT at their facilities by focusing on presentation techniques, practical applications, and the preparation and maintenance of lesson plans. The HERT-B TtT course provides students with an understanding of the HERT course material to include team assignments and functions, proper wear and removal of personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, Emergency Treatment Area location selection, and operation, and victim triage.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets, learned during this training program:

Constructing learning objectives that includes a task, condition, and standard of performance.

Identifying the techniques necessary to provide an effective presentation.

Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of various training aids.

Select and conduct practical exercises to facilitate the learning and capabilities of HERT members.
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ICS Overview for Executives and Senior Officials - G402 This course provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS). Participants will become familiarized with Incident Command System (ICS) principles and their role in supporting incident management. Topics covered include: ICS definition and description, ICS organization and features, unified and area command, coordination and incident management assessment and ICS preparedness.

Target Audience: Senior officials including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.
This course provides executives and senior officials (including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) an orientation to the Incident Command System (ICS). Participants will become familiarized with Incident Command System (ICS) principles and their role in supporting incident management. Topics covered include: ICS definition and description, ICS organization and features, unified and area command, coordination and incident management assessment and ICS preparedness.

Target Audience: Senior officials including elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.
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Incident Command System Train-the-Trainer - L449 This 4-day course and prepares participants to deliver the Emergency Management Institute's Incident Command System curricula. While ICS 100 and 200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS 300 and 400.
This 4-day course and prepares participants to deliver the Emergency Management Institute's Incident Command System curricula. While ICS 100 and 200 courses are addressed, the major emphasis is on ICS 300 and 400.
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Instructor Development Workshop - MGT323 This course primarily serves to give insight into adult education and enhance the instructional skills and styles of experienced instructors. The course focuses on best teaching and training practices, and it enhances understanding of instructor competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®). This course emphasizes the active, learner-centered style of delivery and student experience. Instructors of the course model how to facilitate classroom discussions and motivate and encourage participants. Participants in the course will reflect on their learning and have many opportunities for self-evaluation. The course follows a problem-based training model, focusing on providing performance, technical, and higher-level skills instruction. Organizations that want courses delivered with professional polish could benefit from this professional development opportunity to ensure proficiency in training methodology and strategy.

It incorporates effective problem-based instruction in addition to the traditional lecture format. Facilitation of classroom discussions, motivation and encouragement of participants, and self- evaluation are modeled throughout this course.

Expert-level instructors deliver this modular course within a three-day timeframe. Training occurs in the form of lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, and peer- and self- assessments. Participants spend significant time working in small groups and participating in facilitated discussions and teachbacks to develop and enhance their training skills.
This course primarily serves to give insight into adult education and enhance the instructional skills and styles of experienced instructors. The course focuses on best teaching and training practices, and it enhances understanding of instructor competencies set by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®). This course emphasizes the active, learner-centered style of delivery and student experience. Instructors of the course model how to facilitate classroom discussions and motivate and encourage participants. Participants in the course will reflect on their learning and have many opportunities for self-evaluation. The course follows a problem-based training model, focusing on providing performance, technical, and higher-level skills instruction. Organizations that want courses delivered with professional polish could benefit from this professional development opportunity to ensure proficiency in training methodology and strategy.

It incorporates effective problem-based instruction in addition to the traditional lecture format. Facilitation of classroom discussions, motivation and encouragement of participants, and self- evaluation are modeled throughout this course.

Expert-level instructors deliver this modular course within a three-day timeframe. Training occurs in the form of lectures, group discussions, practical exercises, and peer- and self- assessments. Participants spend significant time working in small groups and participating in facilitated discussions and teachbacks to develop and enhance their training skills.
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Instructor Training Course - PER266 Instructor Training Course (ITC) is a five-day course that prepares emergency responders to deliver lectures and hands-on training in their local jurisdictions. The course is conducted in two phases: fundamental principles and applied principles. During the fundamental principles, phase participants receive an overview of adult learning, task analysis, risk and hazard analysis, learning objectives and lesson plans, communication skills, instructional delivery and multimedia, testing and evaluations, and after action reviews. Then, during the applied principles phase, participants put these lessons into practice through a series of practical training sessions.
Instructor Training Course (ITC) is a five-day course that prepares emergency responders to deliver lectures and hands-on training in their local jurisdictions. The course is conducted in two phases: fundamental principles and applied principles. During the fundamental principles, phase participants receive an overview of adult learning, task analysis, risk and hazard analysis, learning objectives and lesson plans, communication skills, instructional delivery and multimedia, testing and evaluations, and after action reviews. Then, during the applied principles phase, participants put these lessons into practice through a series of practical training sessions.
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Intermediate Emergency Operations Center Functions - G2300 The goal of this course is to assist individuals and jurisdictions who desire to develop or improve their Emergency Operation Centers (EOC).

This course is designed to:
• Examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-Agency Coordination System.
• Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems, communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as well as training and exercising.
• Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.
By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate, through activities and a final exam, the managerial and operational roles of the modern-day EOC.

Terminal Objectives:
• Explain the EOC’s critical link to the other NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.
• Identify EOC staffing solutions by aligning EOC Skillsets to common EOC structures.
• Explain the planning, operational and resourcing functions of the EOC.
• Using a scenario, identify the essential elements of information (EEI) that support EOC decision making and information sharing.
• Using a scenario identify changes in EOC activation level, staffing, resources and information requirements for an expanding incident.
• Identify the role of an EOC during the transition to recovery.
• Explain the location, design, equipment and technology considerations for the EOC.


Target Audience:
federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, business and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who may be designated to support an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within their jurisdiction or organization.
The audience may include students from a variety of agencies, organizations and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals, businesses and non-governmental organizations.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Emergency Operations Center training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to positions within an EOC or by those persons who desire to seek qualification and certification in an EOC position or function.
The goal of this course is to assist individuals and jurisdictions who desire to develop or improve their Emergency Operation Centers (EOC).

This course is designed to:
• Examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-Agency Coordination System.
• Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems, communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as well as training and exercising.
• Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.
By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate, through activities and a final exam, the managerial and operational roles of the modern-day EOC.

Terminal Objectives:
• Explain the EOC’s critical link to the other NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.
• Identify EOC staffing solutions by aligning EOC Skillsets to common EOC structures.
• Explain the planning, operational and resourcing functions of the EOC.
• Using a scenario, identify the essential elements of information (EEI) that support EOC decision making and information sharing.
• Using a scenario identify changes in EOC activation level, staffing, resources and information requirements for an expanding incident.
• Identify the role of an EOC during the transition to recovery.
• Explain the location, design, equipment and technology considerations for the EOC.


Target Audience:
federal, state, tribal, territorial, local level, business and nongovernmental emergency management personnel who may be designated to support an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within their jurisdiction or organization.
The audience may include students from a variety of agencies, organizations and functional disciplines, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, public works departments, as well as public health organizations, medical emergency teams, and hospitals, businesses and non-governmental organizations.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Emergency Operations Center training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to positions within an EOC or by those persons who desire to seek qualification and certification in an EOC position or function.
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Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) - G300 This course covers Organization and Staffing, Organizing for Incidents and Events, Resource Management, and Air Operations. The following topics are included: ICS staffing and organization, including reporting and working relationships and information flow; transfer of command; Unified Command functions in a multijurisdictional or multiagency incident; ICS forms; resource management; interagency mission planning and procurement. This course is recommended for persons with ICS supervisory positions.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This course covers Organization and Staffing, Organizing for Incidents and Events, Resource Management, and Air Operations. The following topics are included: ICS staffing and organization, including reporting and working relationships and information flow; transfer of command; Unified Command functions in a multijurisdictional or multiagency incident; ICS forms; resource management; interagency mission planning and procurement. This course is recommended for persons with ICS supervisory positions.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
EventLocationDates
G300-053 NWFD Training Center 06/01/2020 - 06/03/2020
Introduction to Radiological Nuclear WMD Operations - AWR140 The purpose of the Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Operations, AWR-140, course, is to provide awareness and operations level training to those participants, who in the course of their normal duties could encounter a radiological/nuclear incident. The course will introduce topics that are relevant to a radiological/nuclear operation: Radiation, Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats, Recognition and Notification, Protective Actions. This training will provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge of radiation and give the participant the awareness level knowledge (defensive posture) to respond to a radiological/nuclear WMD incident. It will train the awareness level tasks - recognition, self-protection, notification and secure the area - as it relates to a radiological incident. This will be accomplished by explaining protective actions and presenting administrative and engineering controls/procedures to help minimize health risks during a radiological emergency.
The course also covers material found at the operations level and meets a large portion of NFPA-472 Annex D-Analyzing the Incident. Participants who complete this course (AWR-140) along with the CTOS Instrument Course and Operations Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMDs will have completed the competencies, behaviors, and tasks found in NFPA-472 Annex D and met the intent of the Standard.
The purpose of the Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Operations, AWR-140, course, is to provide awareness and operations level training to those participants, who in the course of their normal duties could encounter a radiological/nuclear incident. The course will introduce topics that are relevant to a radiological/nuclear operation: Radiation, Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Threats, Recognition and Notification, Protective Actions. This training will provide the participant with the fundamental knowledge of radiation and give the participant the awareness level knowledge (defensive posture) to respond to a radiological/nuclear WMD incident. It will train the awareness level tasks - recognition, self-protection, notification and secure the area - as it relates to a radiological incident. This will be accomplished by explaining protective actions and presenting administrative and engineering controls/procedures to help minimize health risks during a radiological emergency.
The course also covers material found at the operations level and meets a large portion of NFPA-472 Annex D-Analyzing the Incident. Participants who complete this course (AWR-140) along with the CTOS Instrument Course and Operations Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMDs will have completed the competencies, behaviors, and tasks found in NFPA-472 Annex D and met the intent of the Standard.
No Events Available
Introduction to Radiological Nuclear WMD Operations Train-the-Trainer - AWR140-1 The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the WMD radiological/nuclear awareness course. It focuses on the delivery of the AWR-140 course, including class preparation, instructional techniques, completion of course paperwork, and notes and delivery tips, slide groupings, key points, and information to aid instruction.

Course Details
AWR-140-1: WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, Train-the-Trainer Close [X]
Course Overview
Course ID AWR-140-1
Course Title WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, Train-the-Trainer
Training Provider CTOS - Counterterrorism Operations Support
Delivery Type Mobile/Non-Resident
Level Awareness
Duration in Hours 3.0 Hours
Duration in Days 1.0 Days
Course Active? Yes
Continuing Education Units General: 1
Course Description
The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the WMD radiological/nuclear awareness course. It focuses on the delivery of the AWR-140 course, including class preparation, instructional techniques, completion of course paperwork, and notes and delivery tips, slide groupings, key points, and information to aid instruction.

Course Objectives

Terminal Learning Objective:

Prepare remote instructors to present the AWR-140 Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Radiological/Nuclear Awareness course, given course materials, in accordance with guidelines presented in the AWR 140-1 and AWR-140 instructor guides.

Enabling Learning Objectives:
Explain how to prepare for the presentation of AWR-140, given a classroom, AWR-140 Instructor Guide, and course materials, in accordance with Module 1.0: Preparation for Instruction.
Explain how to conduct AWR-140, given a classroom and AWR-140 course materials, in accordance with AWR-140 Instructor Guide and Module 2.0: Conduct Class.
Explain how to group course content, incorporate key points and intent of each module of AWR-140, in accordance with the AWR-140 instructor guide and Key Points of Instruction sections at the beginning of each module.
Explain how to utilize the contents of the AWR-140 remote trainer CD to conduct an AWR-140 class, in accordance with AWR-140-1 lesson plan Module 4.0: Remote Trainer CD Contents.
The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the WMD radiological/nuclear awareness course. It focuses on the delivery of the AWR-140 course, including class preparation, instructional techniques, completion of course paperwork, and notes and delivery tips, slide groupings, key points, and information to aid instruction.

Course Details
AWR-140-1: WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, Train-the-Trainer Close [X]
Course Overview
Course ID AWR-140-1
Course Title WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course, Train-the-Trainer
Training Provider CTOS - Counterterrorism Operations Support
Delivery Type Mobile/Non-Resident
Level Awareness
Duration in Hours 3.0 Hours
Duration in Days 1.0 Days
Course Active? Yes
Continuing Education Units General: 1
Course Description
The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the WMD radiological/nuclear awareness course. It focuses on the delivery of the AWR-140 course, including class preparation, instructional techniques, completion of course paperwork, and notes and delivery tips, slide groupings, key points, and information to aid instruction.

Course Objectives

Terminal Learning Objective:

Prepare remote instructors to present the AWR-140 Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Radiological/Nuclear Awareness course, given course materials, in accordance with guidelines presented in the AWR 140-1 and AWR-140 instructor guides.

Enabling Learning Objectives:
Explain how to prepare for the presentation of AWR-140, given a classroom, AWR-140 Instructor Guide, and course materials, in accordance with Module 1.0: Preparation for Instruction.
Explain how to conduct AWR-140, given a classroom and AWR-140 course materials, in accordance with AWR-140 Instructor Guide and Module 2.0: Conduct Class.
Explain how to group course content, incorporate key points and intent of each module of AWR-140, in accordance with the AWR-140 instructor guide and Key Points of Instruction sections at the beginning of each module.
Explain how to utilize the contents of the AWR-140 remote trainer CD to conduct an AWR-140 class, in accordance with AWR-140-1 lesson plan Module 4.0: Remote Trainer CD Contents.
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Isolation and Quarantine Response Strategies in Tribal Nations - PER333 The purpose of this 16-hour, performance level course is to provide tribal nations with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, and mitigate a
disease outbreak, using a whole community approach. This course will include a practical exercise designed specifically to meet the needs of tribal communities.

Participants will apply the knowledge and skills learned through the exercise that will require them to describe zoonotic response plans, partners and distinctive aspects of emergency response in tribal communities. They will be able to apply lessons learned to implement isolation and quarantine strategies. Participants will select appropriate personal equipment and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain responder safety when using personal protective equipment while responding to a biological disease outbreak.
The purpose of this 16-hour, performance level course is to provide tribal nations with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, and mitigate a
disease outbreak, using a whole community approach. This course will include a practical exercise designed specifically to meet the needs of tribal communities.

Participants will apply the knowledge and skills learned through the exercise that will require them to describe zoonotic response plans, partners and distinctive aspects of emergency response in tribal communities. They will be able to apply lessons learned to implement isolation and quarantine strategies. Participants will select appropriate personal equipment and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain responder safety when using personal protective equipment while responding to a biological disease outbreak.
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JIS/JIC Planning for Public Information Officers - G291 This course will build on the solo PIO competencies gained in G290, Basic Public Information Officers Course, applying those skills in an expanding incident where coordination is enhanced through activation of a Joint Information System (JIS) and establishment of a Joint Information Center (JIC). This training will equip PIOs with the skills needed to establish and operate in a JIS/ JIC. Participants will also gain a working knowledge of operational practices for performing PIO duties within the NIMS Multi-Agency Coordination System. The course will demonstrate how JIC concepts are applied in a flexible and scalable manner at the local level.


Target Audience:
Public Information Officers. Individuals who have public information responsibilities as their
main job or, as an auxiliary function at the state, tribal, or local level of government.
This course will build on the solo PIO competencies gained in G290, Basic Public Information Officers Course, applying those skills in an expanding incident where coordination is enhanced through activation of a Joint Information System (JIS) and establishment of a Joint Information Center (JIC). This training will equip PIOs with the skills needed to establish and operate in a JIS/ JIC. Participants will also gain a working knowledge of operational practices for performing PIO duties within the NIMS Multi-Agency Coordination System. The course will demonstrate how JIC concepts are applied in a flexible and scalable manner at the local level.


Target Audience:
Public Information Officers. Individuals who have public information responsibilities as their
main job or, as an auxiliary function at the state, tribal, or local level of government.
No Events Available
Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment - MGT310 This course presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service will prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results.

By using the THIRA process, stakeholders will develop a strategy to allocate resources and establish mitigation and preparedness activities. THIRA-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
This course presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service will prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results.

By using the THIRA process, stakeholders will develop a strategy to allocate resources and establish mitigation and preparedness activities. THIRA-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
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Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response - PER275 Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of ¿a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.
Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of ¿a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.
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Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response - PER275 Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of ¿a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.¿
Terrorism involving active shooter attacks on population centers has become part of law enforcement officers’ awareness; however, increased awareness of ¿a problem does not ensure preparedness or appropriate response tactics. This course addresses technical aspects of planning and implementing a rapid law enforcement deployment to an active shooter incident through classroom presentations, hands-on performance-based field training, and scenario-based practical exercises.¿
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Local Damage Assessment - G556 When a disaster or major emergency occurs, damage assessment must be done quickly and accurately to reduce the impact on people and identify resource needs. This information enables the direction of emergency response personnel and resources to the most appropriate areas and helps identify the need for additional resources. The purpose of this course is to equip local officials with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to be able to conduct rapid and effective Needs and Damage Assessments in order to save lives, protect property and the environment, and begin the process of recovery and mitigation.


Target Audience:
This course was designed for State, Local and Tribal Officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure. Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers, School Staff and Administrators, Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
When a disaster or major emergency occurs, damage assessment must be done quickly and accurately to reduce the impact on people and identify resource needs. This information enables the direction of emergency response personnel and resources to the most appropriate areas and helps identify the need for additional resources. The purpose of this course is to equip local officials with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to be able to conduct rapid and effective Needs and Damage Assessments in order to save lives, protect property and the environment, and begin the process of recovery and mitigation.


Target Audience:
This course was designed for State, Local and Tribal Officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure. Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers, School Staff and Administrators, Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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Managing Food Emergencies: Strategies for a Community Response - MGT447 This course helps jurisdictions develop a plan to effectively respond to a large food emergency. The goal of the course is to encourage multidisciplinary, multiagency planning to quickly mobilize resources in a food emergency. The course uses a whole community approach combined with NIMS, the Incident Command System (ICS), and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to food emergencies.

Participants will learn how to identify a food emergency that should trigger a response; apply the principles of ICS; determine roles during a food emergency; identify resources; successfully communicate with other agencies and the public; and what to do during the recovery phase. The course combines facilitated discussion and scenario-based training to give participants tangible experience applicable to a real-world food emergency.

Target Audience:  Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Material, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Agriculture, Citizen/Community Volunteer
This course helps jurisdictions develop a plan to effectively respond to a large food emergency. The goal of the course is to encourage multidisciplinary, multiagency planning to quickly mobilize resources in a food emergency. The course uses a whole community approach combined with NIMS, the Incident Command System (ICS), and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to respond to food emergencies.

Participants will learn how to identify a food emergency that should trigger a response; apply the principles of ICS; determine roles during a food emergency; identify resources; successfully communicate with other agencies and the public; and what to do during the recovery phase. The course combines facilitated discussion and scenario-based training to give participants tangible experience applicable to a real-world food emergency.

Target Audience:  Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Material, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Agriculture, Citizen/Community Volunteer
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Managing People in Disasters: A Local Perspective - G249 This course has been retired and is unavailable.
This course has been retired and is unavailable.
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Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Planning and Operations - G418 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) has evolved beyond the traditional sheltering, feeding, and distribution of emergency supplies and now includes activities and/or support with:

• People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs support

• Reunification

• Mass evacuation support

• Household pets and service animals
Each of these activities is critical in planning for and implementing prior to and/or immediately following a disaster event.

The goal of this course is to improve coordination and collaboration between local, tribal and/or state MC/EA coordinators and other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector using scalable, repeatable and consistent processes.
The purpose of this course is to prepare MC/EA Coordinators and their teams to develop MC/EA plans to support and/or coordinate MC/EA disaster responses.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:
• Describe MC/EA Activities

• Identify key MC/EA Planning Steps

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Mass Care Coordinator and Team

• Define the scale of the disaster and estimate needed resources to support a MC/EA disaster operation

• Discuss the primary elements of MC/EA Information Management
Mass Care/Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) has evolved beyond the traditional sheltering, feeding, and distribution of emergency supplies and now includes activities and/or support with:

• People with disabilities and others with access and functional needs support

• Reunification

• Mass evacuation support

• Household pets and service animals
Each of these activities is critical in planning for and implementing prior to and/or immediately following a disaster event.

The goal of this course is to improve coordination and collaboration between local, tribal and/or state MC/EA coordinators and other agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector using scalable, repeatable and consistent processes.
The purpose of this course is to prepare MC/EA Coordinators and their teams to develop MC/EA plans to support and/or coordinate MC/EA disaster responses.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:
• Describe MC/EA Activities

• Identify key MC/EA Planning Steps

• Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Mass Care Coordinator and Team

• Define the scale of the disaster and estimate needed resources to support a MC/EA disaster operation

• Discuss the primary elements of MC/EA Information Management
No Events Available
Mass Fatalities Incident Response - G386 This is an elective course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course will cover the main tasks necessary to plan for, operate at the scene of, and recover from mass fatalities incidents. The course is designed to prepare local and state response personnel and other responsible agencies and professionals to handle mass fatalities effectively and to work with the survivors in an emergency or disaster. It will cover incident management, mass fatalities, planning before and operations during an incident, establishing the morgue, family assistance support operations, and assistance from the Federal government, and conclude with a tabletop exercise. Participants will learn the characteristics of a mass fatalities incident and the roles and responsibilities of key players in such incidents, as well as the steps required to respond to a mass fatalities incident, including catastrophic numbers of fatalities and contaminated remains.


Target Audience:
The curriculum is designed for a wide audience: coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors, EMS, hospital providers, first responders, planners, local, county and state government units, school staff and administrators, volunteer agencies active in disaster or exercise and emergency management personnel will benefit from this training.
This is an elective course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course will cover the main tasks necessary to plan for, operate at the scene of, and recover from mass fatalities incidents. The course is designed to prepare local and state response personnel and other responsible agencies and professionals to handle mass fatalities effectively and to work with the survivors in an emergency or disaster. It will cover incident management, mass fatalities, planning before and operations during an incident, establishing the morgue, family assistance support operations, and assistance from the Federal government, and conclude with a tabletop exercise. Participants will learn the characteristics of a mass fatalities incident and the roles and responsibilities of key players in such incidents, as well as the steps required to respond to a mass fatalities incident, including catastrophic numbers of fatalities and contaminated remains.


Target Audience:
The curriculum is designed for a wide audience: coroners, medical examiners, funeral directors, EMS, hospital providers, first responders, planners, local, county and state government units, school staff and administrators, volunteer agencies active in disaster or exercise and emergency management personnel will benefit from this training.
No Events Available
Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents - AWR140 This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event. This interactive, instructor-facilitated program employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects. Breakout sessions address considerations and concerns specific both to medical responders and emergency planners.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and to create a to-do list of items they don’t have the answers to, so they have a list of tasks to address when they return to their jurisdiction.
This course is designed for personnel from any professional background who may become part of a community response to a bombing event. This interactive, instructor-facilitated program employs case studies and research-based information designed to enhance medical preparedness for and response to blast effects. Breakout sessions address considerations and concerns specific both to medical responders and emergency planners.

Students are encouraged to ask questions and to create a to-do list of items they don’t have the answers to, so they have a list of tasks to address when they return to their jurisdiction.
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Mitigation for Emergency Managers - G393 This FEMA course is a required course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course was designed to train emergency managers, as well as other interested individuals who have no specialized technical background, but can support mitigation efforts as advocates. Course activities and exercises will build the participants’ abilities to: perform the tasks and responsibilities of the emergency manager’s role, create long-term strategies for disaster-resistant communities, identify local mitigation opportunities, select mitigation solutions to hazard risk problems and find resources to carry out mitigation activities in a post-disaster environment.


Target Audience:
Tribal and local government officials, emergency managers, community leaders in such efforts as voluntary organizations, businesses and industries, and other emergency service personnel.
This FEMA course is a required course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. This course was designed to train emergency managers, as well as other interested individuals who have no specialized technical background, but can support mitigation efforts as advocates. Course activities and exercises will build the participants’ abilities to: perform the tasks and responsibilities of the emergency manager’s role, create long-term strategies for disaster-resistant communities, identify local mitigation opportunities, select mitigation solutions to hazard risk problems and find resources to carry out mitigation activities in a post-disaster environment.


Target Audience:
Tribal and local government officials, emergency managers, community leaders in such efforts as voluntary organizations, businesses and industries, and other emergency service personnel.
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Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments - G318 This course has been replaced by Mitigation for Emergency Managers - G393.
This course has been replaced by Mitigation for Emergency Managers - G393.
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Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools - G364 This FEMA course is an elective course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will be provided with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to review, enhance, and sustain their all-hazard school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). This course explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as police, fire, and emergency management. In addition, this course will provide participants with opportunities to exercise their school EOP using Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines as well as guidelines on how to sustain their school EOP through action planning sessions.


Target Audience:
Principals, vice principals, risk managers, School Board members, school safety coordinators, transportation coordinators, food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, and local first responders.
This FEMA course is an elective course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will be provided with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to review, enhance, and sustain their all-hazard school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). This course explains how to utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the foundation for planning and building partnerships with outside agencies such as police, fire, and emergency management. In addition, this course will provide participants with opportunities to exercise their school EOP using Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) guidelines as well as guidelines on how to sustain their school EOP through action planning sessions.


Target Audience:
Principals, vice principals, risk managers, School Board members, school safety coordinators, transportation coordinators, food service coordinators, facility managers/building engineers, nurses, counselors, and local first responders.
No Events Available
On-Scene Crisis Leadership & Decision Making for HazMat Incidents - MGT457 A key role in the Incident Command System (ICS), a component of NIMS organizational structure, is the Incident Commander (IC). It is important for the IC to have effective leadership skills and to establish clear, concise objectives for the other functions while under pressure. The chaos of the incident can increase stress; therefore, this course will equip leaders for crisis decision making during various hazmat incidents, with a special emphasis on events involving fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) and high hazard flammability trains (HHFT). Elements of the course include using pre-incident action plans, unified command and interoperability with industry, information sharing, and training.
A key role in the Incident Command System (ICS), a component of NIMS organizational structure, is the Incident Commander (IC). It is important for the IC to have effective leadership skills and to establish clear, concise objectives for the other functions while under pressure. The chaos of the incident can increase stress; therefore, this course will equip leaders for crisis decision making during various hazmat incidents, with a special emphasis on events involving fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) and high hazard flammability trains (HHFT). Elements of the course include using pre-incident action plans, unified command and interoperability with industry, information sharing, and training.
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Operation Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents - PER212 This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.

This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident. The Operations-level training prepares emergency responders from all disciplines to recognize and identify hazardous material and to mitigate a HazMat incident by preventing further contamination of people, property, and the environment.

PER212 is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.) consensus standard Operations-level core competencies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mission-specific competency, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (40 CFR Part 311) response regulations.
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.

This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident. The Operations-level training prepares emergency responders from all disciplines to recognize and identify hazardous material and to mitigate a HazMat incident by preventing further contamination of people, property, and the environment.

PER212 is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.) consensus standard Operations-level core competencies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mission-specific competency, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (40 CFR Part 311) response regulations.
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Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness - MGT439 This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric-specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric-specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders like pediatric physicians, emergency managers, emergency planners, and members of public emergency departments like EMS, Fire, Police, Public Health, and Hospitals in field of disaster response and preparedness work.
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Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure - MGT452 The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. This course encourages collaboration efforts among individuals and organizations responsible for both physical and cybersecurity toward development of integrated risk management strategies that lead to enhanced capabilities necessary for the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Participants will identify physical and cybersecurity concerns impacting overall infrastructure security posture, examine integrated physical and cybersecurity incidents and the evolving risks and impacts they pose to critical infrastructure, and explore resources that can be applied to improve security within an organization, business, or government entity.
The national and economic security of the United States depends on the reliable functioning of critical infrastructure. This course encourages collaboration efforts among individuals and organizations responsible for both physical and cybersecurity toward development of integrated risk management strategies that lead to enhanced capabilities necessary for the protection of our Nation’s critical infrastructure.

Participants will identify physical and cybersecurity concerns impacting overall infrastructure security posture, examine integrated physical and cybersecurity incidents and the evolving risks and impacts they pose to critical infrastructure, and explore resources that can be applied to improve security within an organization, business, or government entity.
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Planning for Disaster Debris Management - MGT460 Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods can create enormous volumes of debris. Debris can hinder response and recovery efforts, cause costly delays, and pose significant logistical challenges. Debris management can be extremely complex, creating, testing, and training to a pre-disaster debris management plan specific to the area is key to successful operations.

This eight-hour management-level courses is designed to enable participants to identify debris management components and the best planning practices using existing plan examples and case studies. Participants will also draft an outline of a debris management plan. MGT-460 Planning for Disaster Debris Management provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create pre-disaster debris management plans for their own communities.

The goal of this course is to enable participants to outline a disaster debris management plan and recognize special considerations when planning for debris management after a natural disaster.

Course Modules:
Introduction to Disaster Debris Management Planning
Disaster Debris Management Plan Components
Scenario Based Learning
Disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods can create enormous volumes of debris. Debris can hinder response and recovery efforts, cause costly delays, and pose significant logistical challenges. Debris management can be extremely complex, creating, testing, and training to a pre-disaster debris management plan specific to the area is key to successful operations.

This eight-hour management-level courses is designed to enable participants to identify debris management components and the best planning practices using existing plan examples and case studies. Participants will also draft an outline of a debris management plan. MGT-460 Planning for Disaster Debris Management provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to create pre-disaster debris management plans for their own communities.

The goal of this course is to enable participants to outline a disaster debris management plan and recognize special considerations when planning for debris management after a natural disaster.

Course Modules:
Introduction to Disaster Debris Management Planning
Disaster Debris Management Plan Components
Scenario Based Learning
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Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters - G366 The course enables participants to improve their community’s mitigation and Emergency Operations Plan specifically regarding the needs of children. The course will provide participants with the information needed to address the unique needs of children prior to, during, and following disasters. It will also provide them guidance and direction on how to form coalitions and how to become advocates for the unique needs of children in all aspects of emergency management.
The course enables participants to improve their community’s mitigation and Emergency Operations Plan specifically regarding the needs of children. The course will provide participants with the information needed to address the unique needs of children prior to, during, and following disasters. It will also provide them guidance and direction on how to form coalitions and how to become advocates for the unique needs of children in all aspects of emergency management.
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Planning: Emergency Operations - L103 The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The content includes emergency management planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.
The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course is designed to give basic concepts and planning steps to those new to the field of emergency management so that they may apply planning discipline and skills to challenges in their jobs. The content includes emergency management planning doctrine and steps to take to accomplish writing plans and using them to deal with special events, which are common challenges for all jurisdictions.
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Primary Screener / Personal Radiation Detector - PER243 This course trains participants to perform basic Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) Operations as Primary Screeners employing a personal radiation detector. Participants learn how the job of the Primary Screener is integrated into the Nation's Global Nuclear Detection Architecture's (GNDA) objective to address the threat of terrorist attacks using radiological/nuclear material. The course evaluates participants' on knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Primary Screener role. Through scenario-based drills, Participants are trained to detect, locate, and adjudicate potential threats involving people, vehicles, packages, and facilities.
This course trains participants to perform basic Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection (PRND) Operations as Primary Screeners employing a personal radiation detector. Participants learn how the job of the Primary Screener is integrated into the Nation's Global Nuclear Detection Architecture's (GNDA) objective to address the threat of terrorist attacks using radiological/nuclear material. The course evaluates participants' on knowledge, skills, and abilities in the Primary Screener role. Through scenario-based drills, Participants are trained to detect, locate, and adjudicate potential threats involving people, vehicles, packages, and facilities.
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Public Information and Warning - L105 The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course introduces the participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management along with the basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages.
The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course introduces the participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management along with the basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages.
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Public Information Awareness - G289 This training has been designed to orient the student to the public information function and the role of the public information Officer in the public safety and emergency management environment. Public information Officer (PIOs) in public safety and emergency management organizations are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. Armed with good information, people are better able to make good decisions and by doing so, contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property. The goal of this training is to provide participants with the skills and tools that those new to the position of PIO or with limited experience can use to effectively communicate with external audiences on a daily basis. This course is part of a tiered training approach in that it provides the foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This course is a prerequisite for Basic PIO training, followed by the Advanced PIO course.

G289: Public Information Awareness is part of a tiered PIO course system and is a recommended prerequisite for the G290: Basic Public Information Officer course, which must be completed in order to attend E388: Advanced PIO Course at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.

Target Audience:
Emergency responders. Emergency management personnel, including fire and law enforcement who have either full or part time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments.
This training has been designed to orient the student to the public information function and the role of the public information Officer in the public safety and emergency management environment. Public information Officer (PIOs) in public safety and emergency management organizations are responsible for ensuring that the affected public receives accurate and timely information during an emergency. Armed with good information, people are better able to make good decisions and by doing so, contribute to the overall response goal of saving lives and protecting property. The goal of this training is to provide participants with the skills and tools that those new to the position of PIO or with limited experience can use to effectively communicate with external audiences on a daily basis. This course is part of a tiered training approach in that it provides the foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This course is a prerequisite for Basic PIO training, followed by the Advanced PIO course.

G289: Public Information Awareness is part of a tiered PIO course system and is a recommended prerequisite for the G290: Basic Public Information Officer course, which must be completed in order to attend E388: Advanced PIO Course at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.

Target Audience:
Emergency responders. Emergency management personnel, including fire and law enforcement who have either full or part time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments.
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Public Safety CBRNE Response - Sampling Techniques and Guidelines - PER222 This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a WMD incident. As such, it provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders in such situations.

Participants are provided the opportunity to perform public safety sampling techniques required in the response to a WMD event. Of special interest is the course’s emphasis on collecting forensically valid samples, which is accomplished through maintaining a secure chain-of-custody for the sample from the time of collection through laboratory analysis. This process is consistent with the FBI 12-step process for managing a crime scene, including those involving a WMD.¿

The target audience for this course includes:
• Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Personnel, Public Health  
• Emergency responders most likely to be called upon to operate within the exclusion zone of a WMD incident involving hazardous materials
• Responders able to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) at Level C or higher, employ monitoring and detection devices and procedures and obtain samples from the scene for analysis
• Responders who work with HazMat teams in roles that do not require exclusion zone entry
• Personnel responsible for receiving and transporting a public safety sample from the HazMat team to a laboratory
This course addresses specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a WMD incident. As such, it provides detailed technical information and includes hands-on practice of actions required of emergency responders in such situations.

Participants are provided the opportunity to perform public safety sampling techniques required in the response to a WMD event. Of special interest is the course’s emphasis on collecting forensically valid samples, which is accomplished through maintaining a secure chain-of-custody for the sample from the time of collection through laboratory analysis. This process is consistent with the FBI 12-step process for managing a crime scene, including those involving a WMD.¿

The target audience for this course includes:
• Law Enforcement, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Personnel, Public Health  
• Emergency responders most likely to be called upon to operate within the exclusion zone of a WMD incident involving hazardous materials
• Responders able to utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) at Level C or higher, employ monitoring and detection devices and procedures and obtain samples from the scene for analysis
• Responders who work with HazMat teams in roles that do not require exclusion zone entry
• Personnel responsible for receiving and transporting a public safety sample from the HazMat team to a laboratory
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Radio Operator (RADO) - C1902 This class provides hands-on and lecture-based training for the All-Hazards RADO position. It introduces public safety professionals and support personnel to various Radio Operator concepts including radio etiquette, interoperable communications, dispatch operations and emergency communications procedures.

Participants develop the essential core competencies used during incident response and planned events to perform the duties of the RADO in an all-hazards environment including communications support for public safety, wildfire, marine, aviation and HF radio communications.

The responsibilities of an All-Hazards RADO can include staffing the Incident Communications Center, monitoring radio traffic, and base station operations for emergency operations centers, hospitals, dispatch centers and non-governmental organizations supporting civil emergency response at the state, local or regional level.
This class provides hands-on and lecture-based training for the All-Hazards RADO position. It introduces public safety professionals and support personnel to various Radio Operator concepts including radio etiquette, interoperable communications, dispatch operations and emergency communications procedures.

Participants develop the essential core competencies used during incident response and planned events to perform the duties of the RADO in an all-hazards environment including communications support for public safety, wildfire, marine, aviation and HF radio communications.

The responsibilities of an All-Hazards RADO can include staffing the Incident Communications Center, monitoring radio traffic, and base station operations for emergency operations centers, hospitals, dispatch centers and non-governmental organizations supporting civil emergency response at the state, local or regional level.
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Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Train the Planner - PER001 The intent of this Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Train the Planner course is to guide and assist emergency response first responders, managers, and other critical decision makers in the development of their jurisdictional response plans to an incident involving a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD).

The RDD Train the Planner course will prepare qualified individuals from State, Local, Territorial and Tribal (SLTT) governments to research and prepare a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) response plan for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Target Audience:
This course is designed for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) emergency responders and managers who are responsible for the development of response plans for Radiological and Nuclear WMD incidents. These disciplines are normally from Emergency Management, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Technicians, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Public Health, Government Administrative, Healthcare, Public Health, Public Works, Utilities, Public Safety Communications, Energy Sector, Transportation, Nongovernment Organizations NGOs, Volunteer and faith based organizations, Public Information Officers (PIO), Emergency Operations Center staff, primary and or deputies and any other SLTT representative(s) assigned to contribute to the development of a RDD response plan.

The intent of this Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Train the Planner course is to guide and assist emergency response first responders, managers, and other critical decision makers in the development of their jurisdictional response plans to an incident involving a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD).

The RDD Train the Planner course will prepare qualified individuals from State, Local, Territorial and Tribal (SLTT) governments to research and prepare a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) response plan for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

Target Audience:
This course is designed for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) emergency responders and managers who are responsible for the development of response plans for Radiological and Nuclear WMD incidents. These disciplines are normally from Emergency Management, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials Technicians, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service, Public Health, Government Administrative, Healthcare, Public Health, Public Works, Utilities, Public Safety Communications, Energy Sector, Transportation, Nongovernment Organizations NGOs, Volunteer and faith based organizations, Public Information Officers (PIO), Emergency Operations Center staff, primary and or deputies and any other SLTT representative(s) assigned to contribute to the development of a RDD response plan.

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Radiological Operation Support Specialist Training - MGT455 During radiological and nuclear emergencies, routine decisions and operations for Federal, State, local and tribal response agencies become increasingly complex. These actions require radiation experts to safeguard the public and responders. Through the creation of a new position called the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS), the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Energy (DOE) want to train, equip, and certify radiation experts to integrate within the Incident Command System (ICS) during responses to radiological and nuclear incidents. The ROSS position will directly support the Incident Commander (IC), agency decision makers, and elected officials.
During radiological and nuclear emergencies, routine decisions and operations for Federal, State, local and tribal response agencies become increasingly complex. These actions require radiation experts to safeguard the public and responders. Through the creation of a new position called the Radiological Operations Support Specialist (ROSS), the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Energy (DOE) want to train, equip, and certify radiation experts to integrate within the Incident Command System (ICS) during responses to radiological and nuclear incidents. The ROSS position will directly support the Incident Commander (IC), agency decision makers, and elected officials.
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Rapid Needs Assessment - G557 Formerly MAG250.7: Local Situation (Rapid) Assessment. This course is designed to help communities develop the plan and procedures for rapidly and efficiently collecting disaster intelligence immediately following a disaster. This intelligence is used to prioritize response activities, allocate available resources, and specifically request resources from other sources to save and sustain lives. This course is a required course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience: Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Agencies; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers, School Staff and Administrators, Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise. Any community working to improve its disaster intelligence collection procedures.
Formerly MAG250.7: Local Situation (Rapid) Assessment. This course is designed to help communities develop the plan and procedures for rapidly and efficiently collecting disaster intelligence immediately following a disaster. This intelligence is used to prioritize response activities, allocate available resources, and specifically request resources from other sources to save and sustain lives. This course is a required course for the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience: Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Agencies; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers, School Staff and Administrators, Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise. Any community working to improve its disaster intelligence collection procedures.
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Readiness: Training Identification and Preparedness Planning - MGT418 This course teaches participants how to create effective training plans for their agencies and jurisdictions. By evaluating their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan (EOP) using traditional and national preparedness tools, participants can answer the following critical readiness questions:

How prepared do we need to be?
How prepared are we?
How do we prioritize efforts to close the difference?
Agencies that plan and train together are much better equipped to successfully respond together. In this course, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their EOP. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps and identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, developing improvement plans and implementing a course of action.
This course teaches participants how to create effective training plans for their agencies and jurisdictions. By evaluating their abilities to meet their emergency operations plan (EOP) using traditional and national preparedness tools, participants can answer the following critical readiness questions:

How prepared do we need to be?
How prepared are we?
How do we prioritize efforts to close the difference?
Agencies that plan and train together are much better equipped to successfully respond together. In this course, participants learn a Jurisdiction Training Assessment Process in which an integrated assessment team creates a jurisdictional profile and evaluates their abilities to meet their EOP. Participants are then able to identify and catalog training gaps and identify ways to close them by prioritizing training efforts, developing improvement plans and implementing a course of action.
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Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role - G205 This FEMA course is a required course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will learn the roles, responsibilities, and major tasks of each team member during short and long-term recovery. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of recovery in the emergency management cycle, its role in the local community and the relationships between local government, non-profit agencies active in disaster and the community at large during the process. The course provides a forum to discuss “lessons learned” in disaster recovery at the local level and prepares participants to develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan. (Formerly MAG270.4, updated September 2015.)


Target Audience:
The target audience for this course includes but is not limited to local government emergency managers, disaster recovery professionals, elected officials, tribal leaders, city/county/tribal administrators, emergency management coordinators, economic development districts, community planners, building inspectors, public works, floodplain managers, public information officers and unmet needs committee coordinators.
This FEMA course is a required course for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program. Participants will learn the roles, responsibilities, and major tasks of each team member during short and long-term recovery. The curriculum emphasizes the importance of recovery in the emergency management cycle, its role in the local community and the relationships between local government, non-profit agencies active in disaster and the community at large during the process. The course provides a forum to discuss “lessons learned” in disaster recovery at the local level and prepares participants to develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan. (Formerly MAG270.4, updated September 2015.)


Target Audience:
The target audience for this course includes but is not limited to local government emergency managers, disaster recovery professionals, elected officials, tribal leaders, city/county/tribal administrators, emergency management coordinators, economic development districts, community planners, building inspectors, public works, floodplain managers, public information officers and unmet needs committee coordinators.
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Science of Disaster - Science of Disaster The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. Contents include:
• Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
• Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
• Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
• Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
• Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
The National Emergency Management Basic Academy is a four-week program that serves as a gateway for individuals pursuing a career in emergency management. This course provides the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. Contents include:
• Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science.
• Earth Science describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides/sinkholes.
• Climatology describes the scientific basis of common atmospheric hazards including convective storms, tropical cyclones, and other hazardous weather.
• Chemical and biological basics identifies the scientific basis of chemical and biological threats.
• Explosive, radiological, and nuclear fundamentals identifies the scientific basis of those threats.
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Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness - MGT312 This course provides a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response and recovery from a disaster.   This workshop integrates a multimedia scenario and vignettes that highlight key issues and facilitates executive-level discussion of the United States’ National Strategy for Homeland Security.  Additionally, the forum provides an opportunity to apply lessons learned from past local and national all-hazards disasters.

This course includes seven distinct modules incorporating lecture, discussion, and practical exercise.  Each module focuses on a key component of disaster preparedness, such as Culture of Preparedness, Integrated Partnerships, Organizing for Success, Crisis Communications, etc.  Within the various modules are opportunities for group interaction and discussion.  The final module of the course is designed to provide the participants with the opportunity to develop an action plan or to-do list for follow-up consideration and action.

The practical exercise consists of an expanding incident, designed specifically to address the local community’s needs or concerns.  Participants are provided information and periodic updates, after which they are given a list of questions to consider and discuss.  Through these updates, the incident builds upon itself until it reaches a mass casualty/catastrophic level, thereby overwhelming the normal capabilities of the local jurisdiction and challenging the participants to consider their local policies, resources, and limitations.

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for local or regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This workshop is an effective process for discussing executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.
This course provides a forum to discuss strategic and executive-level issues related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among officials responsible for emergency response and recovery from a disaster.   This workshop integrates a multimedia scenario and vignettes that highlight key issues and facilitates executive-level discussion of the United States’ National Strategy for Homeland Security.  Additionally, the forum provides an opportunity to apply lessons learned from past local and national all-hazards disasters.

This course includes seven distinct modules incorporating lecture, discussion, and practical exercise.  Each module focuses on a key component of disaster preparedness, such as Culture of Preparedness, Integrated Partnerships, Organizing for Success, Crisis Communications, etc.  Within the various modules are opportunities for group interaction and discussion.  The final module of the course is designed to provide the participants with the opportunity to develop an action plan or to-do list for follow-up consideration and action.

The practical exercise consists of an expanding incident, designed specifically to address the local community’s needs or concerns.  Participants are provided information and periodic updates, after which they are given a list of questions to consider and discuss.  Through these updates, the incident builds upon itself until it reaches a mass casualty/catastrophic level, thereby overwhelming the normal capabilities of the local jurisdiction and challenging the participants to consider their local policies, resources, and limitations.

This workshop provides a unique opportunity for local or regional executives to share strategies and coordinate plans for emergency preparedness and response. This workshop is an effective process for discussing executive-level issues with leaders from the agencies involved in all levels of the emergency management structure.
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Site Protection through Observational Techniques - AWR219 Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

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Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture - L948 Situational Awareness (SA) and Common Operating Picture (COP) support the Communications and Information Management Component of the National Incident Management System. This intermediate-level course on SA and COP is designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of individuals and organizations involved in domestic emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.


Course Objectives:
• Define SA and COP and the relationship between the two.
• Explain how SA and COP contribute to effective incident management and decision-making.
• Develop or contribute to plans, procedures, or processes supporting SA and COP in their own operating environment.
• Understand the impact of current and emerging technologies on SA and COP


Target Audience:
Law Enforcement, Medical, Health, Emergency Management, Government Administrative, Public Works and other professionals who rely on Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture during an incident.
Situational Awareness (SA) and Common Operating Picture (COP) support the Communications and Information Management Component of the National Incident Management System. This intermediate-level course on SA and COP is designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and capabilities of individuals and organizations involved in domestic emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.


Course Objectives:
• Define SA and COP and the relationship between the two.
• Explain how SA and COP contribute to effective incident management and decision-making.
• Develop or contribute to plans, procedures, or processes supporting SA and COP in their own operating environment.
• Understand the impact of current and emerging technologies on SA and COP


Target Audience:
Law Enforcement, Medical, Health, Emergency Management, Government Administrative, Public Works and other professionals who rely on Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture during an incident.
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Social Media Engagement Strategies - PER343 This course will prepare participants to engage individuals and volunteer organizations through social media, especially in the context of disaster preparedness and response. Social media engagement is often an enigma to most people, particularly in the public sector, because it is a different form of communication than most are accustomed. Through this course, participants will learn how to develop content that engages their audiences and turns their words into action throughout the disaster cycle. Participants will learn about social media engagement texhniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).
This course will prepare participants to engage individuals and volunteer organizations through social media, especially in the context of disaster preparedness and response. Social media engagement is often an enigma to most people, particularly in the public sector, because it is a different form of communication than most are accustomed. Through this course, participants will learn how to develop content that engages their audiences and turns their words into action throughout the disaster cycle. Participants will learn about social media engagement texhniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication and Virtual Operations Support Teams (VOST).
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Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery - PER304 his course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold.  Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making.  Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ create social media disaster plans.

Course Modules include:

Introduction to Social Media
Understanding the Use of Social Media and Disaster Management
Implementing Different Social Media Platforms for Disaster Management
Facebook Hands-On
Twitter Hands-On
Crowdsourcing & Data Mining
his course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.  Social media has shown to help people communicate and collaborate about events as the events unfold.  Social media can provide rapid and immediate real-time information about events that helps provide greater situational awareness leading to better decision making.  Participants are provided with the knowledge and skills to integrate social media into their current communication plans. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ create social media disaster plans.

Course Modules include:

Introduction to Social Media
Understanding the Use of Social Media and Disaster Management
Implementing Different Social Media Platforms for Disaster Management
Facebook Hands-On
Twitter Hands-On
Crowdsourcing & Data Mining
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Social Media Tools and Techniques - PER344 This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use intermediate social media tools and techniques for situational awareness during an emergency. Participants will learn and use tools such as mapping applications, data analysis, and data mining for research and management. It aims to reach public and private sector organizations who have responsibility for conveying disaster-related information to the public or who are responsible for gathering information during and after a disaster.

The course will supplement and build upon NDPTC’s existing FEMA-certified performance-level course, PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery, by providing more in-depth training in the use of social media for disaster management operations.
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use intermediate social media tools and techniques for situational awareness during an emergency. Participants will learn and use tools such as mapping applications, data analysis, and data mining for research and management. It aims to reach public and private sector organizations who have responsibility for conveying disaster-related information to the public or who are responsible for gathering information during and after a disaster.

The course will supplement and build upon NDPTC’s existing FEMA-certified performance-level course, PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery, by providing more in-depth training in the use of social media for disaster management operations.
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Sport and Special Event Enhanced Risk Management and Assessment - MGT466 This course provides participants with tools and methodologies for conducting venue-specific and event-specific risk assessments. In the class, participants will utilize assessment results to make risk mitigation decisions and determine how to measure the effectiveness of decision-making. This innovative training will introduce methodologies designed to complement and expand on national critical infrastructure framework guidelines. The interdisciplinary course stresses the importance of leveraging and applying proven practices to a wide-range of sport and special event safety and security risks.

Topics:
• Describe foundational risk management principles and concepts for creating a comprehensive risk management strategy.
• Identify and assess event and venue specific risks using the Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Framework.
• Prioritize risks and develop mitigation strategies related to events and venues for enhancing preparedness and protective measures.
• Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of risk mitigation for continuous improvement.
• Identify threats, assess risk, develop mitigation strategies, and discuss continuous improvement opportunities for an event or venue.

Target Audience:
Risk Managers, Venue Managers, Event Planners, Venue Operations, Facility Managers, Special Event Officers / Liaisons, Education, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Security and Safety.
This course provides participants with tools and methodologies for conducting venue-specific and event-specific risk assessments. In the class, participants will utilize assessment results to make risk mitigation decisions and determine how to measure the effectiveness of decision-making. This innovative training will introduce methodologies designed to complement and expand on national critical infrastructure framework guidelines. The interdisciplinary course stresses the importance of leveraging and applying proven practices to a wide-range of sport and special event safety and security risks.

Topics:
• Describe foundational risk management principles and concepts for creating a comprehensive risk management strategy.
• Identify and assess event and venue specific risks using the Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Framework.
• Prioritize risks and develop mitigation strategies related to events and venues for enhancing preparedness and protective measures.
• Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of risk mitigation for continuous improvement.
• Identify threats, assess risk, develop mitigation strategies, and discuss continuous improvement opportunities for an event or venue.

Target Audience:
Risk Managers, Venue Managers, Event Planners, Venue Operations, Facility Managers, Special Event Officers / Liaisons, Education, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Law Enforcement, Public Safety Communications, Security and Safety.
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Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification - MGT467 Techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. This interdisciplinary course brings planners, operators, communication, government, public safety, marketing and public relations professionals together to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prepares participants to identify and navigate the sport and special event communication landscape before, during, and after an incident.

Topics:
• Understand and evaluate communication fundamentals
• Identify roles and responsibilities for managing communication
• Apply communication techniques to a scenario-based activity
• Identify plans and procedures necessary for effective information collaboration and dissemination
• Recognize the requirements for pre-event communication
• Identify strategies and prepare messages for post-incident communication
• Assess needs and apply communication strategies for a given scenario

Target Audience:
Venue Managers, Special Event Officers/Liaisons, Event Planners, Emergency Management, Venue Operations, Fire and Emergency Services, Public Affairs, Executive Leadership, Public Relations and Marketing, Law Enforcement, Government, Medical Services.
Techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. This interdisciplinary course brings planners, operators, communication, government, public safety, marketing and public relations professionals together to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prepares participants to identify and navigate the sport and special event communication landscape before, during, and after an incident.

Topics:
• Understand and evaluate communication fundamentals
• Identify roles and responsibilities for managing communication
• Apply communication techniques to a scenario-based activity
• Identify plans and procedures necessary for effective information collaboration and dissemination
• Recognize the requirements for pre-event communication
• Identify strategies and prepare messages for post-incident communication
• Assess needs and apply communication strategies for a given scenario

Target Audience:
Venue Managers, Special Event Officers/Liaisons, Event Planners, Emergency Management, Venue Operations, Fire and Emergency Services, Public Affairs, Executive Leadership, Public Relations and Marketing, Law Enforcement, Government, Medical Services.
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Sports and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise - MGT412 This course provides assistance to sport venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities (i.e. evacuation, sheltering in place, or relocation). These emergency activities might occur in isolation or as a result of a larger, multi-entity response initiative. The course is highly innovative in that it builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information. The user will also obtain a “take away” package with visualization and CD’s from lessons learned, and templates for customizing their own evacuation plan.
This course provides assistance to sport venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities (i.e. evacuation, sheltering in place, or relocation). These emergency activities might occur in isolation or as a result of a larger, multi-entity response initiative. The course is highly innovative in that it builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information. The user will also obtain a “take away” package with visualization and CD’s from lessons learned, and templates for customizing their own evacuation plan.
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Sports and Special Events Incident Management - MGT404 This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The course is designed to help develop athletic department staff, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports/special event management to better manage incidents that could occur during an event.

At the end of the course a practical application exercise can be customized to your facility where the course is held.
This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The course is designed to help develop athletic department staff, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports/special event management to better manage incidents that could occur during an event.

At the end of the course a practical application exercise can be customized to your facility where the course is held.
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Sports Event Risk Management - AWR167 This course is designed to build capabilities for multi-agency collaboration pertaining to risk management for sport events. It introduces the seven-step sport security risk management process, including the idea of risk management and setting risk management goals for sport events, identifying assets that need protecting and determining risk, implementing planning and mitigation actions, and implementing after-action review for events as well as incidents. Through activity-based training modules, intact security teams will enhance their ability for planning, risk assessment, training, and exercising practices specific to conducting sport events. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective organization and coordinate the development of a sport event security management system.
This course is designed to build capabilities for multi-agency collaboration pertaining to risk management for sport events. It introduces the seven-step sport security risk management process, including the idea of risk management and setting risk management goals for sport events, identifying assets that need protecting and determining risk, implementing planning and mitigation actions, and implementing after-action review for events as well as incidents. Through activity-based training modules, intact security teams will enhance their ability for planning, risk assessment, training, and exercising practices specific to conducting sport events. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective organization and coordinate the development of a sport event security management system.
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Statewide Partner Exercise Program - Statewide Partner Exercises
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Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. - PER375 This course addresses the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm and guides non-traditional first responders in the various ways these methods can be employed. Because active threat incidents can occur anywhere, participants are encouraged to apply principles from this course to plans and procedures in their workplaces. The course covers the basic principles of the response paradigm as it pertains to response in the event of an active threat incident.
This course addresses the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm and guides non-traditional first responders in the various ways these methods can be employed. Because active threat incidents can occur anywhere, participants are encouraged to apply principles from this course to plans and procedures in their workplaces. The course covers the basic principles of the response paradigm as it pertains to response in the event of an active threat incident.
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Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. Train-the-Trainer - PER375-1 The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. Train-the-Trainer curriculum. This course addresses the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm and guides non-traditional first responders in the various ways these methods can be employed. Because active threat incidents can occur anywhere, participants are encouraged to apply principles from this course to plans and procedures in their workplaces. The course covers the basic principles of the response paradigm as it pertains to response in the event of an active threat incident.
The intent of this course is to prepare trainers to deliver the Surviving an Active Threat: Run. Hide. Fight. Train-the-Trainer curriculum. This course addresses the Run. Hide. Fight. response paradigm and guides non-traditional first responders in the various ways these methods can be employed. Because active threat incidents can occur anywhere, participants are encouraged to apply principles from this course to plans and procedures in their workplaces. The course covers the basic principles of the response paradigm as it pertains to response in the event of an active threat incident.
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Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) - TLO100 The Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) is designed to be a nationally interconnected program of designated law enforcement officers, firefighters, military, and other first responders that attend an approved and accredited course of instruction. This shared learning experience prepares the TLOs to fill a specific role within their organization as a link or “liaison.”

As envisioned, the TLO was designed to not only interface between various inter-departmental entities, but also with other law enforcement agencies. TLOs establish working relationships with identified stakeholders and all other elements of the community. The TLO is a collaborator, a coordinator, and a conduit, an instructor and facilitator, a person with the answers to questions concerning terrorism and the resources to retrieve those answers if not immediately known.

Target Audience:
Law Enforcement, Firefighters, State Investigators, Federal Agents, Military Investigative Personnel, or anyone working closely within the Public Safety/Homeland Security community.

The Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) is designed to be a nationally interconnected program of designated law enforcement officers, firefighters, military, and other first responders that attend an approved and accredited course of instruction. This shared learning experience prepares the TLOs to fill a specific role within their organization as a link or “liaison.”

As envisioned, the TLO was designed to not only interface between various inter-departmental entities, but also with other law enforcement agencies. TLOs establish working relationships with identified stakeholders and all other elements of the community. The TLO is a collaborator, a coordinator, and a conduit, an instructor and facilitator, a person with the answers to questions concerning terrorism and the resources to retrieve those answers if not immediately known.

Target Audience:
Law Enforcement, Firefighters, State Investigators, Federal Agents, Military Investigative Personnel, or anyone working closely within the Public Safety/Homeland Security community.

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Understanding and Planning for School Bombing Incidents - AWR132 The Understanding and Planning for School Bombing Incidents (UPSBI) course provides first responders with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to school bomb threats and school bombing incidents. This course provides information on the purpose and function of school emergency management plans, warning signs of aggressive student behavior, critical actions when responding to a school bombing threat, recognition of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and components, and preventive school bombing incident measures.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the purpose and function of a school emergency management plan including the four phases of emergency management.
• Recognize warning signs of aggressive behavior.
• Identify response actions based on scenario types and bombing hazards.
• Identify Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their components.
• Recognize school security measures and training components necessary in an effective school bombing response plan.

Target Audience:
Law Enforcement
The Understanding and Planning for School Bombing Incidents (UPSBI) course provides first responders with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to school bomb threats and school bombing incidents. This course provides information on the purpose and function of school emergency management plans, warning signs of aggressive student behavior, critical actions when responding to a school bombing threat, recognition of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and components, and preventive school bombing incident measures.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the purpose and function of a school emergency management plan including the four phases of emergency management.
• Recognize warning signs of aggressive behavior.
• Identify response actions based on scenario types and bombing hazards.
• Identify Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their components.
• Recognize school security measures and training components necessary in an effective school bombing response plan.

Target Audience:
Law Enforcement
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Warning Coordination - G272 This course addresses warning coordination for weather- or flooding-related events. It provides training to help facilitate the process whereby State, local, tribal, and territorial officials responsible for warning coordination and communication work closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. The effective coordination of these warnings is paramount to saving lives and protecting property. The class includes lecture, discussion, case studies and exercises.


*This FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
This course addresses warning coordination for weather- or flooding-related events. It provides training to help facilitate the process whereby State, local, tribal, and territorial officials responsible for warning coordination and communication work closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. The effective coordination of these warnings is paramount to saving lives and protecting property. The class includes lecture, discussion, case studies and exercises.


*This FEMA course is an elective for the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.


Target Audience:
Emergency Management staff; Local, County, State and Tribal Government Units; Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS, and Hospital providers; School Staff and Administrators; Volunteer Agencies active in disaster or exercise.
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When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive - PER334 This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.

Suggested Audience - The target audience encompasses the whole community approach, including, but not restricted to:
• Church Groups
• Volunteer Fire Departments
• Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
• Youth Groups
• American Red Cross (ARC)
• Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
and members of the general community who may find themselves in the impact zone of an incident and in the absence of emergency responders.
This training does not qualify the participants to serve in an emergency responder role.
This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process.

Suggested Audience - The target audience encompasses the whole community approach, including, but not restricted to:
• Church Groups
• Volunteer Fire Departments
• Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
• Youth Groups
• American Red Cross (ARC)
• Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)
and members of the general community who may find themselves in the impact zone of an incident and in the absence of emergency responders.
This training does not qualify the participants to serve in an emergency responder role.
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Wide Area Search - PER213 When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.

You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.

The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable—they are experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation; and many other incidents that required the same comprehensive strategies.
When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.

You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.

The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable—they are experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation; and many other incidents that required the same comprehensive strategies.
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