Schedule of Classes

G 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
2/20/2020
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


Disaster Relief: MARC Planning
2/21/2020
Seats Remaining: 9
This interactive workshop is to help organizations and individuals understand how to effectively deliver services to individuals and families affected by disaster by bringing together service providers within the community to provide on-site assistance. During this course attendees will: 1.) Develop common terminology and operational standards for proper MARC 2.) Identify and establish appropriate lines of communication with capacity to serve 3.) Practice real life scenarios with the use of prior disasters 4.) Debrief and discuss member experience


G 358 Evacuation & Re-entry Planning
2/24/2020
Seats Remaining: 17
This 12-hr course provides participants with the knowledge &skills needed to design & implement an evacuation and re-entry plan for your jurisdictions.


G 272 Warning Coordination
3/3/2020
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
This 1.5-day course is produced with the partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS). In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property loss, Emergency Managers must work closely with the NWS and news media to provide effecti


MGT 412 Sport & Special Event Evac Tr & Ex
3/9/2020
Seats Remaining: 19
This 2-daycourse provides assistance to sporting venue managers to prepare and/or enhance an evacuation plan to assist emergency responder in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities.


G 361 Flood Fight Operations
3/10/2020
Seats Remaining: 14
This 2.5 day program addresses community planning and response options for riverine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods, or floods related to ice jams, the same basic planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations. Effective community planning is critical to successful flood operations.


G 489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
3/10/2020
Seats Remaining: 20
This one day course covers the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. The course will discuss the benefits that spontaneous volunteers can bring to relief efforts and the challenges they may bring if not coordinated effectively.


G 361 Flood Fight Operations
3/16/2020
Seats Remaining: 31
This 2.5 day program addresses community planning and response options for riverine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods, or floods related to ice jams, the same basic planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations. Effective community planning is critical to successful flood operations.


ICS 400 Advanced
3/26/2020
Seats Remaining: 18
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 235 Emergency Planning
3/31/2020
Seats Remaining: 20
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 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Program
4/1/2020
Seats Remaining: 23
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.


G 489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
4/3/2020
Seats Remaining: 36
This one day course covers the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. The course will discuss the benefits that spontaneous volunteers can bring to relief efforts and the challenges they may bring if not coordinated effectively.


L 0146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
4/6/2020
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
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.


G 290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO)
4/6/2020
Seats Remaining: 17
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.


MGT 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection
4/7/2020
Seats Remaining: 9
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 310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
4/8/2020
Seats Remaining: 15
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 272 Warning Coordination
4/8/2020
Seats Remaining: 23
This 1.5-day course is produced with the partnership with the National Weather Service (NWS). In order to reduce deaths, injuries, and property loss, Emergency Managers must work closely with the NWS and news media to provide effecti


PER 211 Medical Management Of CBRNE Events
4/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 89
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 290 Basic Public Information Officer (PIO)
4/14/2020
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.


G 291 Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal/State/Local Public Information Officers
4/16/2020
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


G 205 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role
4/20/2020
Seats Remaining: 7
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


MGT 466 Sport & Special Event Enhanced Risk Mgmt & Assessment
4/20/2020
Seats Remaining: 26
This course provides participants with tools and methodologies for conducting venue-specific and event-specific risk assessments. In the course, participants will utilize assessment outputs to make risk mitigation decisions and determine how to measure the effectiveness of decision-making. This innovative training will introduce methodologies designed to complement and expand on national critical infrastructure framework guidelines. The interdisciplinary course stresses the importance of leveraging and applying proven practices to a wide-range of sport and special event safety and security risks.


G 2300 Intermediate EOC Functions
4/22/2020
Seats Remaining: 43
This 3-day course will examine the role, design, and function of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and their supportive relationship as a NIMS Command and Coordination component a Multi-Agency Coordination System. Provide training about staffing, organization, information, systems, communications, and equipment needs at the EOC, such activating and deactivating, operations, as well as training and exercising. Focus on the role of an EOC as one of four NIMS Command and Coordination Structures.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
4/30/2020
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: Federal Governance, Resource Management, Direction and Control, Damage Assessment, Operations and Procedures and Professional Development


G 364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
5/11/2020
Seats Remaining: 13
This 1.5-daycourse will assist in refining or developing an all-hazard school Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Identify how to train and exercise your EOP.


G 235 Emergency Planning
5/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


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.


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 191 Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface
5/19/2020
Seats Remaining: 23
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: 22
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: 19
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: 24
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: 36
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
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
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.


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: 31
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


L 0146 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
9/24/2020
Seats Remaining: 18
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.