Schedule of Classes

L 0102 Science of Disaster
7/16/2018
Seats Remaining: 4
This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy is designed to provide the participants with an overview of scientific principles and concepts that shape our increasingly dangerous world. The contents of the course includes: •Introduction to Science of Disaster provides a definition and benefits of science •Earth Science & National Hazards describes how the Earth’s design sets the stage for the world’s natural hazards •Science of Natural Hazards describes the scientific basis of common natural hazards •Prediction gives us the capability to expect the unexpected •Physical Science and Implications for Emergency Management identifies how emergency management can benefit from knowledge of the physical science of hazards •Biological & Chemical Threats identifies the scientific basis of biological and chemical threats. •Explosive Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats •Radiological & Nuclear Threats identifies the scientific basis of those threats


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
7/17/2018
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
7/19/2018
Seats Remaining: 26
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.


L 0103 Planning: Emergency Operations
7/19/2018
Seats Remaining: 5
This course in the National Emergency Management Basic Academy 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 course 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 content also derives from Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal and Local Government Emergency Plans and its six-step planning process and inclusive Whole Community philosophy. Likewise, doctrine from Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 201, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis, is included in the course. Special event planning is then explained in the course and table group activities to analyze plans for special events are conducted.


HazMatIQ - Above the Line/Below the Line
7/28/2018
Seats Remaining: 12
This 8-hour course teaches responders how to size-up any chemical, verify the hazards, select the proper meters and PPE and operate safely in the hot zone. HazMatIQ uses an innovative approach based on the predictability of chemistry. HazMatIQ prepares responders by educating them on the threats as well as the equipment required to safely respond to any CBRNE incident. Utilizing easy to understand lessons and intuitive Smart Charts, responders gain battle proven skills and confidence in themselves and their equipment.


G 289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
8/6/2018
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
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.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 45
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 40
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 42
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 37
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 49
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
CANCELLED
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


Mass Care Tabletop Exercise
8/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 48
Heartland Dawn, a mass care tabletop exercise, provides a forum for district-wide, local, private and public partners to coordinate emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities/issues during a simulated interactive exercise that helps test the capabilities of each organization’s response plan. This exercise will prompt participants to address issues in their plans and identify address any shortfalls/gaps in plan revisions.


G 290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO)
8/8/2018
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
This 2-day training will equip participants with the basic skills needed to be a PIO. The course emphasizes skills development and addresses the impact of technology on emergency public information.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/9/2018
Seats Remaining: 11
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: Governance, Hazard Analysis, Planning and Professional Development


L 01046 Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Basic Course
8/13/2018
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
This is an intermediate-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of exercise design along with practical skill development in accordance with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine. This course uses activities that will give participants an opportunity to interact with many of the templates and other materials that are provided by the National Exercise Division to ensure exercises are conducted in a consistent manner. L0146 HSEEP course is delivered in a traditional classroom environment, at a local jurisdiction, and incorporates all of the same elements as the webinar version. It is mandatory that the participant complete all 16 hours of this course to receive full credit. Anything less will result in the participant’s need to re-register for another course and start from the beginning.


L 0105 Public Information and Warning
8/15/2018
Seats Remaining: 2
This National Emergency Management Basic Academy 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. This is a 2-day classroom course which gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.


G 289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
9/5/2018
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.


School Active Shooter Plan Workshop
9/5/2018
Seats Remaining: 100
The Iowa Department of Education is hosting an all day workshop to help schools develop high quality plans that cover active shooter and natural disaster events. This was passed into law in Senate File 2364 requiring all K-12 schools in Iowa to write plans that help prepare for these events. This workshop will cover the following: -The new legislation, what it requires, when it is due. -Schools will identify who at each school is going to develop these plans. -Workshop will focus on the specific planning elements required. -Attendees will learn how to form a planning team, inviting stakeholders to help. -REMS/TA: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools/Technical Assistance: plan format, resources for schools, Run/Hide/Fight. -Walk through the PTER Preparedness Cycle: Plan, Train, Exercise, Repeat. -Share the monthly follow-on schedule to help attendees stay on track and have a plan by June 30, 2019.


Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol and other Flammable Liquids
9/13/2018
Seats Remaining: 15
The All Hazards Training Center at The University of Findlay has developed the Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol, and Other Flammable Liquids training course for the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials, specifically crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids. As more and more rail traffic transports cargo, including hazardous materials, it is important that the responder community become educated about the dangers and unique hazards presented with rail cars carrying these commodities. The information will enhance the ability of emergency responders to assess the scene of a rail car incident, understand the resources needed to remediate the emergency situation, including how the railroad will play a critical role in the response.


Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident MGT 318
9/18/2018
Seats Remaining: 23
This course examines the role of public information in managing an all-hazards incident and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques. In such an incident, it is imperative that community leaders, incident managers, and public information officers are prepared to communicate with the public through the news and social media. The course focuses on the role of public information in incident management, the information needs of the public in a crisis, and the various means of effectively communicating through the news and social media. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to manage the major elements associated with public information in a WMD, terrorism and all-hazards incident.


G 289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
9/25/2018
Seats Remaining: 36
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.


Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp MGT 319
10/9/2018
Seats Remaining: 3
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.


Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol and other Flammable Liquids
10/13/2018
Seats Remaining: 50
The All Hazards Training Center at The University of Findlay has developed the Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol, and Other Flammable Liquids training course for the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials, specifically crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids. As more and more rail traffic transports cargo, including hazardous materials, it is important that the responder community become educated about the dangers and unique hazards presented with rail cars carrying these commodities. The information will enhance the ability of emergency responders to assess the scene of a rail car incident, understand the resources needed to remediate the emergency situation, including how the railroad will play a critical role in the response.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
10/16/2018
Seats Remaining: 20
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 343 Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities
10/23/2018
Seats Remaining: 26
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.


Building Whole Community Engagement through Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC) MGT 458
11/1/2018
Seats Remaining: 39
The 1-day Building Whole Community Engagement Course details responsibilities and interests of key stakeholders and collectively preparing for how hazardous material incidents impact them and the community. This course will facilitate collaboration and strengthen the whole community engagement by providing tools, resources and direction through the following core capabilities: Planning, Operational Coordination, Operational Communications, and Community Resiliency. Students will develop goals, performance indicators and plans during practical exercises to assist the LEPC/TEPC with reducing risk from fixed and mobile hazardous materials.


On-Scene Crisis Leadership & Decision Making for HazMat Incidents MGT 457
11/2/2018
Seats Remaining: 41
The 1-day On-Scene Crisis Leadership and Decision Making Course reviews roles and responsibilities of a leader and discusses critical thinking, situational awareness and various decision making models. Other key course topics include incident command, psychology of a crisis, tips and tools for combatting stress, information sharing and scene size-up. Students will review different case studies from incidents involving fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate (FGAN) and high hazard flammable trains (HHFT).


Wide Area Search-PER 213
11/6/2018
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


AWR 328 All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters
11/7/2018
Seats Remaining: 19
This course will provide livestock producers, emergency managers, veterinarians, extension agents, veterinary technicians, rural community leaders, public and human health personnel, fire and law enforcement with tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters (e.g. fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure) involving animals in rural communities. The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia, carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, and federal support available during recovery.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/8/2018
Seats Remaining: 15
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: Governance, Training, Exercises, Homeland Security, Budgeting and Professional Development


MGT 448 All Hazards Planning for Animal, Ag, & Food Related Disasters
11/8/2018
Seats Remaining: 18
This course will provide the background information needed to lead a multi-agency team of emergency planners in the development of an ESF annex for food and/or animal related disasters to supplement their community’s existing EOP. The course will address topics such as agroterrorism; detection and diagnosis; the unique challenges that rural communities face in planning for and responding to food and/or animal related disasters; utilization of Emergency Support Functions (ESF); recovery and the importance of sustainable operations during a disaster event; and mapping a community to identify areas of vulnerability and resources. All content will be presented at an all-day instructor led training that will include presentations and problem-solving activities that will be worked on in small groups.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
11/14/2018
Seats Remaining: 35
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.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
11/15/2018
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
11/15/2018
CANCELLED
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.


MGT 312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
11/17/2018
Seats Remaining: 22
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.


All Hazards Public Information Officer L 952
12/3/2018
Seats Remaining: 19
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.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
1/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 19
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 345 Disaster Management For Electric Power Systems
2/26/2019
Seats Remaining: 27
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.


Wide Area Search-PER 213
4/10/2019
Seats Remaining: 39
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: 22
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.


MGT 317 Disaster Management For Public Services
4/23/2019
Seats Remaining: 32
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.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
6/5/2019
Seats Remaining: 40
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: 22
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: 40
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.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
11/14/2019
Seats Remaining: 21
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: 40
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: 40
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.