Schedule of Classes

All Hazards Public Information Officer L 952
12/3/2018
Seats Remaining: 14
This course is designed for a PIO assigned to an incident as a member of an All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMTs), Local IMTs, as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help students develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced function to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of PIO in an all-hazard environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.


G 289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
12/12/2018
Seats Remaining: 22
The one-day Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G0289) is designed to familiarize participants with the concepts underlying the PIO role. This course can provide a basic understanding of the PIO function for those new to the position. Additionally, it can provide those in executive level roles the necessary knowledge of PIO roles and responsibilities during an emergency.


G 775 EOC Management and Operations
12/13/2018
Seats Remaining: 16
This 2-day course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. This course is part of the Advanced Professional Series.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
1/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 13
This 1-day course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience.


G 557 Rapid Needs Assessment
1/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 17
This 1-daycourse provides the ability of local governments to perform a Rapid Needs Assessment accurately and within the first few hours after an incident or emergency is critical in providing a response designed to save lives.


ICS 300 Intermediate
1/23/2019
Seats Remaining: 32
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


MGT 343 Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
1/29/2019
Seats Remaining: 21
The Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities course provides students with information about the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Response Protocol Toolbox covering necessary steps to be taking during the response and recovery Water and Wastewater Utilities facilities. Participants will be guided through the various issues concerning preparing for, responding to, and recovering from incidents affecting water and/or wastewater facilities. The course introduces the various natural and man-made (accidental or intentional) hazards to which water and wastewater systems may be vulnerable and the potential effects the hazards may induce. Planning for and managing incidents are discussed, as well as disaster mitigation, response and recovery specific to drinking water and wastewater systems.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
2/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 24
This workshop is intended for elected and appointed senior officials from your local jurisdiction that provides a forum for local or regional executives or other community entities, both in the public and private sector, that are likely to be involved in a disaster response.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
2/21/2019
Seats Remaining: 30
This 1-day, Advanced Professional Series course will allow participants to develop an effective interface between Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. This course works best when delivered to ICS and EOC personnel from the same community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.


MGT 345 Disaster Management For Electric Power Systems
2/26/2019
Seats Remaining: 26
The Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems course provides students with information specific to preparing for, protecting against, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against a threatened or actual natural disaster, an act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster affecting electric power facilities and systems. During this course, participants will be guided through discussions and exercise that will assist them in: Improving security against physical damage, organizational disruption, and control system vulnerability Enhancing the electric power systems ability to plan, prevent, detect, respond, and restore their facilities in emergency situations Developing an understanding and appreciation for working with the media.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
3/7/2019
Seats Remaining: 36
This 1-day, Advanced Professional Series course will allow participants to develop an effective interface between Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. This course works best when delivered to ICS and EOC personnel from the same community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.


ICS 400 Advanced
3/20/2019
Seats Remaining: 31
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing and expanding incident. Topics include use of an Incident Complex and Area Command, and the interactions between Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) entities.


MGT 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
4/1/2019
Seats Remaining: 34
The Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to hospitals and organizations vulnerability to a disaster. 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.


Wide Area Search-PER 213
4/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 25
Participants will be instructed in practical search methods and skills to perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents. Topics include search management and planning, mapping, search strategies and skills, team management and communication.


MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
4/11/2019
Seats Remaining: 18
This course 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.


G 775 EOC Management and Operations
4/15/2019
Seats Remaining: 29
This 2-day course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. This course is part of the Advanced Professional Series.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
4/17/2019
Seats Remaining: 34
This 1-day, Advanced Professional Series course will allow participants to develop an effective interface between Emergency Operations Center (EOC) by applying Incident Command System (ICS) principles. This course works best when delivered to ICS and EOC personnel from the same community. The course reviews ICS and EOC responsibilities and functions and depends heavily on exercises and group discussions to formulate the interface.


MGT 317 Disaster Management For Public Services
4/23/2019
Seats Remaining: 31
The Disaster Management for Public Services course provides real world training to public service professionals helping to provide both the knowledge and skills necessary to protect their communities and infrastructure from potential or actual threats. During this course, participants work together in multidisciplinary teams to apply the course information with their professional experience in a variety of hands-on, small group activities, and disaster scenarios. This course brings together emergency management personnel who are expected to identify and mitigate hazards, and who plan and manage disaster response and recovery efforts within their jurisdictions. Representatives from public service agencies, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency planning, public health, and hazardous materials response organizations are encouraged to attend.


G 318 Mitigation Planning Workshop for Local Governments
4/25/2019
Seats Remaining: 38
This workshop is to assist partiAnts in undertaking the planning process that results in a hazard mitigation plan that meets the needs of their community and fulfills the requirements for local plans.


MGT 348, PER 233 MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE FOR BOMBING INCIDENTS
4/29/2019
Seats Remaining: 100
This course is intended for members of emergency response as well as other city and county services that become a part of a community response to an bombing incident. This interactive, instructor facilitated program employs case studies, lessons learned, validated medical data, and potential threats to the communities we serve. Sessions will address planning considerations and concerns specific to medical responders, law enforcement, and emergency planners, with an intended outcome of integrating incidents of an explosive nature into existing plans.


G 358 Evacuation & Re-entry Planning
5/8/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
This 12-hrcourse provides particiAnts with the knowledge &skills needed to design &implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for your jurisdictions.


All-Hazards Planning Section Chief - L 962
5/20/2019
Seats Remaining: 30
This course provides emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on a local or state All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). This course focuses on: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
6/5/2019
Seats Remaining: 39
This 1-day course will introduce participants to the key terms, policy, guidance, and preparedness efforts required to safeguard the Nation's critical infrastructure. Primary focus will be placed on local preparedness efforts as they relate to the national approach to critical infrastructure security and resilience.


MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management
7/11/2019
Seats Remaining: 16
Do you fully understand the risk to your facility? Do you know what makes your facility susceptible to risk? Are you prepared to mitigate those risks? The Critical Asset Risk Management 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.


MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
9/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 38
This course 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.


G 557 Rapid Needs Assessment
10/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 29
This 1-daycourse provides the ability of local governments to perform a Rapid Needs Assessment accurately and within the first few hours after an incident or emergency is critical in providing a response designed to save lives.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 19
This 1-day course will enhance skills to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.


MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management
2/12/2020
Seats Remaining: 38
Do you fully understand the risk to your facility? Do you know what makes your facility susceptible to risk? Are you prepared to mitigate those risks? The Critical Asset Risk Management 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.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
5/6/2020
Seats Remaining: 37
This 1-day course will enhance skills to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to increase infrastructure owner/operator participation in jurisdictional planning, organizing, equipping, training, and exercising critical infrastructure protection efforts.



If you encounter any problems with registering contact the HSEMD Training Staff at hsemdtraining@iowa.gov or 515-725-3204.