Schedule of Classes

G 291 Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal/State/Local Public Information Officers
1/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 20
This 1-day course will build on the core competencies gained in the G290, applying those skills in an expanding incident where coordination is enhanced through activation of a Joint Information System and establishment of a Joint Information Center. Course objectives: - Define NIMS, and explain where public information fits in. - Define ICS and the role of the PIO within ICS. - Analyze the communications needs of a single-PIO incident. - Differentiate between the JIS and the JIC. - Describe triggers for JIC activation. - Describe the preparedness activities for establishing and maintaining a JIC. - Describe flexible and scalable structures for organizing a JIC based on incident needs. - Describe the State JIC organizational structures and resources. - Describe the Federal ESF #15 organizational structures and resources. - Identify strategies for building partnerships at all levels.


ICS 300 Intermediate
1/23/2019
Seats Remaining: 10
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: 19
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #1
2/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Communications, Grants, State Governance, and Professional Development


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
2/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 10
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
2/19/2019
Seats Remaining: 26
This course is a combination of facilitated discussions, small-group exercises, Human Patient Simulator hands-on scenarios, and traditional classroom discussions. This course promotes critical thinking skills while utilizing the RAPID-Care concept. - Environmental factors and protective issues for both first responders and the public - Planning for potential consequences of a CBRNE incident - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Appropriate self-protection measures and measures necessary to limit patient cross-contamination - Assessment of adult and pediatric patients - Basic decontamination considerations - Appropriate triage methods during a CBRNE or terrorist incident - Response to an incident involving CBRNE - RAPID-Care concepts


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
2/21/2019
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


AWR-118 Biological Incidents Awareness
2/25/2019
Seats Remaining: 12
This course provides a brief overview of biological incidents that have occurred; biological agents that are naturally occurring, could be accidentally releas?ed, or could be used deliberately; the typical course of disease and how that may vary in a deliberate incident; an overview of biological agents as terrori?st weapons; and methods of protection from biological agents (with an emphasis on protection using methods and equipment readily available to emergency responders and the general public). This course can be considered an introductory course to Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents (PER-220).


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.


AWR 136 Essentials of Community Cybersecurity
3/5/2019
Seats Remaining: 46
The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity 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 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. 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.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
3/7/2019
Seats Remaining: 31
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.


G 291 Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal/State/Local Public Information Officers
3/13/2019
Seats Remaining: 39
This 1-day course will build on the core competencies gained in the G290, applying those skills in an expanding incident where coordination is enhanced through activation of a Joint Information System and establishment of a Joint Information Center. Course objectives: - Define NIMS, and explain where public information fits in. - Define ICS and the role of the PIO within ICS. - Analyze the communications needs of a single-PIO incident. - Differentiate between the JIS and the JIC. - Describe triggers for JIC activation. - Describe the preparedness activities for establishing and maintaining a JIC. - Describe flexible and scalable structures for organizing a JIC based on incident needs. - Describe the State JIC organizational structures and resources. - Describe the Federal ESF #15 organizational structures and resources. - Identify strategies for building partnerships at all levels.


ICS 400 Advanced
3/20/2019
Seats Remaining: 22
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.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
3/26/2019
Seats Remaining: 26
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 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
4/1/2019
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
4/2/2019
Seats Remaining: 37
This course is a combination of facilitated discussions, small-group exercises, Human Patient Simulator hands-on scenarios, and traditional classroom discussions. This course promotes critical thinking skills while utilizing the RAPID-Care concept. - Environmental factors and protective issues for both first responders and the public - Planning for potential consequences of a CBRNE incident - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Appropriate self-protection measures and measures necessary to limit patient cross-contamination - Assessment of adult and pediatric patients - Basic decontamination considerations - Appropriate triage methods during a CBRNE or terrorist incident - Response to an incident involving CBRNE - RAPID-Care concepts


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
4/4/2019
Seats Remaining: 19
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.


Wide Area Search-PER 213
4/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 21
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: 17
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: 20
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: 33
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: 33
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: 96
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.


Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp MGT 319
4/30/2019
Seats Remaining: 64
This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning, training and responding to a Medical Countermeasure (MCM) response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
5/2/2019
Seats Remaining: 30
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Federal Governance, Resource Management, Direction and Control, Damage Assessment, Operations and Procedures and Professional Development


G 358 Evacuation & Re-entry Planning
5/8/2019
Seats Remaining: 18
This 12-hrcourse provides particiAnts with the knowledge &skills needed to design &implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for your jurisdictions.


G-235 Emergency Planning
5/16/2019
Seats Remaining: 35
This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning. It will develop the capability for effective participation in the all-hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives, protect property and the environment threatened by disaster.


PER 343 Social Media Engagement Strategies
5/20/2019
Seats Remaining: 30
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).


All-Hazards Planning Section Chief - L 962
5/20/2019
Seats Remaining: 27
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
5/21/2019
Seats Remaining: 93
This course is a combination of facilitated discussions, small-group exercises, Human Patient Simulator hands-on scenarios, and traditional classroom discussions. This course promotes critical thinking skills while utilizing the RAPID-Care concept. - Environmental factors and protective issues for both first responders and the public - Planning for potential consequences of a CBRNE incident - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Recognizing and identifying CBRNE agents and their physiological effects on the human body - Appropriate self-protection measures and measures necessary to limit patient cross-contamination - Assessment of adult and pediatric patients - Basic decontamination considerations - Appropriate triage methods during a CBRNE or terrorist incident - Response to an incident involving CBRNE - RAPID-Care concepts


PER-344 Social Media Tools and Techniques
5/22/2019
Seats Remaining: 36
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to use social media tools and techniques for intermediate-level messaging, strategy, and increased situational awareness. This course builds upon the existing PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery course by providing more participants with a more in-depth training in the use of strategy, tools, and messaging techniques in the use of social media.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
6/5/2019
Seats Remaining: 37
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/12/2019
Seats Remaining: 24
The Preparedness of State and Local Law enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response as a rescue task force during the interdiction phase of a terrorist driven, active shooter or any active hostile incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter or hostile event; where Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services students learn to unify as a rescue task force and conduct force protection while setting up casualty collection points as an integrated response.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/17/2019
Seats Remaining: 21
The Preparedness of State and Local Law enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services is one of the major initiatives of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response as a rescue task force during the interdiction phase of a terrorist driven, active shooter or any active hostile incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter or hostile event; where Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services students learn to unify as a rescue task force and conduct force protection while setting up casualty collection points as an integrated response.


MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management
7/11/2019
Seats Remaining: 12
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/8/2019
Seats Remaining: 34
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Local Governance, Hazard Analysis, Planning and Professional Development


MGT 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
9/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 36
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: 28
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: 16
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 37
The Emergency Management Program Development course provides a comprehensive overview of the statutory requirements and professional duties of today’s emergency manager. Developed and delivered by practitioners in four separate 6 hour sessions, the course is an opportunity for peer to peer learning through lecture as well as task-oriented coaching. Technical and soft skill development in the areas of administration, planning, resource management, training, and exercises are included. Topics covered: Commission Governance, Training, Exercises, Homeland Security, Budgeting and Professional Development


MGT 315 Critical Asset Risk Management
2/12/2020
Seats Remaining: 37
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: 36
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.