Schedule of Classes

Wide Area Search-PER 213
3/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 4
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.


National Emergency Management Basic Academy Train-the-Trainer - E0110
4/3/2017
Seats Remaining: 13
The Basic Academy Train-the-Trainer (E0110) will consist of two (2) days of discussions about course objectives, how to set up and facilitate the class, time management, and other general topics. The last three (3) days will consist of student teach backs that summarize portions of the Basic Academy course subject matter and describe activities and exercises with time for critique and questions. All topics areas in the Basic Academy courses are covered in the Train-the-Trainer and covers all fundamental systems, concepts, and practices of cutting-edge emergency management. The Academy provides shared classrooms of adult learners and skillful instructors resulting in a solid foundation upon which to build further studies and sound decisions. The Basic Academy consists of the following classroom courses: E/L0101, Foundations of Emergency Management E/L0102, Science of Disaster E/L0103, Planning: Emergency E/L0104, Exercise Design E/L0105, Public Information and Warning


Terrorism Response Tactics - Exterior Response to Active Shooter Events (ERASE)
4/5/2017
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
This course is designed to prepare law enforcement for an open-air active shooter encounter. It addresses a wide range of tactics and techniques when dealing with an exterior armed aggressor. This hands on course will cover equipment selection, vehicle ambushes, medical emergencies, mounted and dismounted officer/citizen down rescue, dismounted individual/ team movement techniques, and emergency vehicle crisis response. Some participants attending this course have found it to be physically challenging. Officers attending this course should be able to walk moderate distances, jog, kneel, crawl, and lift moderate weight.


Custom Cargo Tank Emergency Response Workshop
4/11/2017
Seats Remaining: 8
This 2-day course will be a combination of multi-media classroom training, hands-on activities and demonstrations. COURSE OBJECTIVES: -Determine the correct specification of a cargo tank and why it matters. -Construction features associated with cargo tanks and their relationship to damage assessment, up righting, leaks and spills. -Understand the purpose and function of safety relief devices and other emergency devices. -Normal loading and unloading procedures and the rules of liquid and vapor dynamics. -Understand the basic principals and techniques associated with emergency loading and unloading. -Advanced containment techniques suitable for cargo tanks. -Understand critical elements of cargo tank emergency management.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
4/13/2017
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.


HazMatIQ - Above the Line/Below the Line
4/15/2017
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
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.


Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters - G489
4/17/2017
Seats Remaining: 24
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.


Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters - G489
4/19/2017
Seats Remaining: 18
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.


Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters - G489
4/20/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


EOC Management and Operations - G 775
4/25/2017
Seats Remaining: 21
This 2-day course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. This course is part of the Advanced Professional Series.


Alert Iowa User Group Meeting
4/26/2017
Seats Remaining: 96
This webinar will be held for the Alert Iowa User Group to discuss various topics related to Alert Iowa. Agenda to follow.


All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief Course - L0967
5/1/2017
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
This course provides local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities and capabilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: responding to the incident and effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Logistics Section Chief on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their knowledge.


NFPA 1600: The Standard on Disaster\Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs Workshop
5/4/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
This two-day seminar will teach you NFPA 1600’s essential elements in an interactive, activity-based setting. This course pulls together Emergency Operations Center, Incident Command System and Business Impact Analysis components into a cohesive program. Additionally, it stresses relationship building from the local to federal level. The NFPA 1600 gives you the tools to evaluate your emergency management program against a national standard.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #2
5/4/2017
Seats Remaining: 28
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


Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) - L0146
5/23/2017
Seats Remaining: 21
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 in order to create plans aligned with the goals of the National Disaster Recovery Framework.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
5/24/2017
Seats Remaining: 13
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/7/2017
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/12/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
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.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
6/13/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
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.


Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface - G 191
6/15/2017
Seats Remaining: 12
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.


MGT-341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infra
6/21/2017
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/21/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
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.


Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response PER-275
6/27/2017
Seats Remaining: 24
The Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) course uses a mixture of classroom presentations, hands-on field training, and practical exercises to enhance the response capabilities of law enforcement officers and armed security in order to effectively respond to and stop an active shooter incident. This course covers planning, communications, on-site incident management, responder safety and health as well as emergency public safety and security response capabilities.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
7/10/2017
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
7/31/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
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 #3
8/3/2017
Seats Remaining: 34
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


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/2/2017
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: Governance, Training, Exercises, Homeland Security, Budgeting and Professional Development



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