Schedule of Classes

G 364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
5/11/2020
Seats Remaining: 9
This 2-day field-delivered course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school emergency operations plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to engage the whole community—including parents/guardians and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management—in school preparedness and planning.


G 235 Emergency Planning
5/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 28
This 2-day 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.


MGT 467 Sport & Special Event Public Information & Emergency Notification
5/18/2020
Seats Remaining: 27
The methodologies and techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex, dynamic information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. The Sport and Special Event Public Information and Emergency Notification course brings planners, operators, communication professionals, government, public safety, and marketing professionals together in an effort to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prescribes best practices to common communication pitfalls and provides flexible and scalable solutions to a wide-range of scenarios.


G 358 Evacuation & Re-entry Planning
5/18/2020
Seats Remaining: 24
This 12-hr course provides participants with the knowledge &skills needed to design & implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for your jurisdictions.


G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
5/19/2020
Seats Remaining: 22
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 557 Rapid Needs Assessment
5/22/2020
Seats Remaining: 19
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
5/27/2020
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


G 386 Mass Fatality Incident Response
6/9/2020
Seats Remaining: 23
This 2-daycourse is designed to prepare response personnel and other responsible professionals to handle a mass fatalities incident effectivly by properly caring for the dead and the living--both responders and survivors.


G 205 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role
6/10/2020
Seats Remaining: 33
This course is designed for local disaster recovery teams consisting of emergency managers, city/county administrators, public works directors, building inspectors, and community planners. The course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of each team member, and provides guidance on developing a local disaster recovery plan. Participants are given the opportunity to develop an outline of their own recovery plan during the course. • Increase local government and community awareness of issues involved in disaster recovery • Build local recovery capability to address guidance expressed in the National Disaster Recovery Framework during local disaster recovery • Provide a forum for discussion of “lessons learned” and best practices in disaster recovery at the local level • Promote the development of a pre-disaster recovery planning process


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/22/2020
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
7/16/2020
Seats Remaining: 19
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


E/L0388 Advanced Public Information Officer
7/20/2020
Seats Remaining: 16
The Advanced Public Information Officer course teaches participants advanced skills for use during escalating incidents, including strategic communications and incident action planning as it relates to Joint Information Center (JIC) operations. The goal of this five-day course is to: - Provide the knowledge and skills to establish, manage and work within a JIC through multimedia lectures and individual and group activities. - Provide the opportunity to apply PIO skills during a multi-day functional exercise (FE) designed to test the participants’ abilities to analyze, coordinate, process and create information in a fast-paced, realistic environment. - Encourage participants to evaluate their processes to help them generate new ideas, products, or ways of viewing challenges or situations. - Encourage participants to improve their processes and ensure every action has a measurable relevance for each identified audience, including senior leadership.


MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
8/11/2020
Seats Remaining: 94
This course prepares students to effectively, appropriately, and safely plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident. Pediatric specific planning considerations include mass sheltering, pediatric-triage, reunification planning and pediatric decontamination considerations. This is not a hands-on technical course, but instead a management resource course for stakeholders.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/13/2020
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: Local Governance, Hazard Analysis, Planning and Professional Development


G 364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
9/22/2020
Seats Remaining: 30
This 2-day field-delivered course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school emergency operations plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to engage the whole community—including parents/guardians and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management—in school preparedness and planning.


L 0146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
9/24/2020
Seats Remaining: 16
HSEEP represents a national standard for exercise planning and execution for all partner agencies and private sector stakeholders to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk. The HSEEP course is an intermediate-level training course that incorporates exercise guidance and best practices. Throughout the course, participants learn about topics including exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation and improvement planning.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/12/2020
Seats Remaining: 35
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



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