Schedule of Classes

AWR 232 Mass Fatalities Planning for Rural Communities
9/10/2020
Seats Remaining: 39
This 8-hour awareness-level, instructor-led course is designed to prepare rural first responders and officials with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to manage a mass fatality incident impacting their jurisdiction. Issues addressed include establishing roles and responsibilities, assets management, remains processing and identification, diversity issues and development of a mass fatality plan that affect the construct of a mass fatality response.


MGT 416 Introduction to Continuity of Government Planning for Rural Jurisdictions
9/15/2020
Seats Remaining: 39
This 8-hour course is designed to help government officials and emergency responders from rural communities in the development of plans that will ensure the continuity of essential government functions across a spectrum of emergencies. History demonstrates that disasters and emergencies often interrupt, degrade, or destroy local government's ability to perform essential functions. This is especially true in rural communities where resources are typically limited under the best of circumstances. These jurisdictions must develop plans that address succession planning, redundant communications, and alternate site needs for their communities to face increasingly frequent threats. This tuition free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing continuity of government plans for rural communities with special focus on succession planning, delegation of authority, redundant communications, and alternate facilities.


HazMatIQ Tactics: PropaneIQ
9/17/2020
Seats Remaining: 13
Propane emergencies remain one of the most common and most deadly hazmat incidents responders face. This 16-hour course will prepare responders to safely mitigate a propane emergency, including tactical considerations, container assessment, leak control options and flaring operations. Each student will receive a set of PropaneIQ Smart Charts with a diagram of each propane vessel, along with potential countermeasures for each leak point.


G 364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
9/22/2020
Seats Remaining: 29
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: 12
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.


CERT Basic Training
9/24/2020
Seats Remaining: 95
The Basic Training Course has been updated to include guidance for emerging types of emergency response, individual and community hazards and to incorporate feedback from registered CERTs. It features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, updated Terrorism and CERT Organization section and new hazard-specific annexes. The Basic Training Course Instructor Guide shares many best practices and tips on how to run a successful CERT training program. To update the course materials, FEMA engaged with technical experts from colleges and universities, partners from within the government and FEMA learning and training subject matter experts. The CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during and after the hazards their communities may face.


CERT Basic Training
9/25/2020
Seats Remaining: 97
The Basic Training Course has been updated to include guidance for emerging types of emergency response, individual and community hazards and to incorporate feedback from registered CERTs. It features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, updated Terrorism and CERT Organization section and new hazard-specific annexes. The Basic Training Course Instructor Guide shares many best practices and tips on how to run a successful CERT training program. To update the course materials, FEMA engaged with technical experts from colleges and universities, partners from within the government and FEMA learning and training subject matter experts. The CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during and after the hazards their communities may face.


Annual Iowa Homeland Security Conference
10/13/2020
Seats Remaining: 239
Our conference provides an opportunity for emergency management and homeland security professionals, state agencies, elected officials, non-profit organizations, along with our public and private sector partners, to learn from each other and the leaders in this ever-evolving field. We offer a wide variety of topics that our audience can learn from while making connections with other participants and speakers.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/12/2020
Seats Remaining: 33
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.