Schedule of Classes

Basic Moulage Training
3/3/2018
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This 6-hour workshop will cover the use of basic moulage techniques (art of injury simulation) to enhance the visual and emotional response for training and exercises. The course goal is that the student will have the basic knowledge to organize and do the moulage portion of a simulated emergency. Moulage techniques to be covered include bruises/shock, burns, nose and scar wax, bones and protruding objects, blood, and lacerations.


HazMatIQ - Above the Line/Below the Line
3/5/2018
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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.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
3/10/2018
Seats Remaining: 30
Rail Car Incident Response is an 8-hour, awareness level course developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials.


Multi-hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education L0363
3/13/2018
Seats Remaining: 24
This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) course is designed to be delivered to teams of campus personnel who are responsible for creating, reviewing, implementing and exercising emergency operations plans (EOPs). The target audience for this course is people who have traditional response or strategic experience, but minimal experience in emergency management planning. The three-day course is primarily interactive presentations coupled with numerous individual and group exercises. For a successful L0363 delivery, a sufficient number of teams from different institutions and range of job positions within each team is needed. The target team size is 4-8 members. The composition of the participating campus team is decided by each institution attending and should be selected from key positions within the institution and should include external stakeholders: first responders, dispatch, public health, emergency management, hospitals and healthcare, etc.


Don Hampton Award Ceremony and Conference
3/15/2018
Seats Remaining: 91
The Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC) is holding their Annual Don Hampton Award Ceremony and Conference to recognize volunteers who provided aid to Iowans in a disaster. The IDHRC is comprised of voluntary and faith-based organizations that can assist during disaster events.


MGT 405 Mobilizing Faith Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster
3/17/2018
Seats Remaining: 26
This 8-hour, planning and management-level course focuses on ingratiating faith-based organizations into disaster planning. This course emphasizes grassroots mobilization and coordination efforts as a means of engaging all faith communities, thereby reaching those marginalized communities most vulnerable to disaster, most frequently excluded from the planning process, and ultimately, most difficult to aid in recovery. This course introduces vital emergency management concepts to FBCO leaders, many of whom will have had no prior experience with emergency management and also seeks to educate emergency managers and first responders about the critical role FBCOs can play in strengthening preparedness.


MGT 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
3/27/2018
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


MGT 341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
3/29/2018
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.


Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp MGT 319
4/16/2018
Seats Remaining: 35
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
4/21/2018
Seats Remaining: 36
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.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
4/23/2018
Seats Remaining: 33
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.


CERT Program Manager (Community Emergency Response Team)
4/28/2018
Seats Remaining: 19
The purpose of this 2-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Manager course is to prepare existing CERT Program Managers for the tasks required to establish and sustain an active local CERT program. Also prepares participants to be CERT program managers to effectively manage a CERT program. Various aspects of CERT management, including managing volunteers and developing program plans are covered.


Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) - PER-340
5/1/2018
Seats Remaining: 24
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
5/3/2018
Seats Remaining: 18
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, Resource Management, Direction and Control, Damage Assessment, Operations and Procedures and Professional Development


Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp MGT 319
5/3/2018
Seats Remaining: 95
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
5/5/2018
Seats Remaining: 36
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.


Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD) Pl & Resp MGT 319
5/15/2018
Seats Remaining: 30
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
5/19/2018
Seats Remaining: 33
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/8/2018
Seats Remaining: 2
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.


Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol and other Flammable Liquids
6/9/2018
Seats Remaining: 40
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/13/2018
Seats Remaining: 23
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.


Active Threat Integrated Response Course (ATIRC) - PER-340
6/19/2018
Seats Remaining: 25
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.


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


Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident MGT 318
9/18/2018
Seats Remaining: 27
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.


AWR 213 Critial Infrastructure Security & Resilience Awareness
10/16/2018
Seats Remaining: 32
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.


Building Whole Community Engagement through Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
11/1/2018
Seats Remaining: 41
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
11/2/2018
Seats Remaining: 42
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).


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/8/2018
Seats Remaining: 25
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: 31
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.



If you encounter any problems with registering contact Beth Lewis at beth.lewis@iowa.gov or 515-725-3204.