Schedule of Classes

Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
7/29/2017
CANCELLED
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
7/31/2017
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


Promoting Community Cybersecurity AWR135
7/31/2017
Seats Remaining: 21
The Promoting Community Cybersecurity course is designed to give participants an introduction to cybersecurity topics, methods, and processes, and to explore organizational responsibilities in the context of the community, state and nation. The course provides an overview of the steps taken within organizations to protect their cyber resources. Participants will explore the impact of the interconnections and dependencies introduced by information technology. Basic concepts of of cybersecurity, network connectivity, threats, types of attacks and the structure of the Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM) will be discussed. The basic characteristics of communities and organizations that exhibit good cybersecurity are examined through the use of case studies within the context of each CCSMM dimension.


Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
8/2/2017
CANCELLED
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/3/2017
Seats Remaining: 26
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


Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
8/4/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
8/5/2017
Seats Remaining: 21
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
8/8/2017
Seats Remaining: 16
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.


Salamander Overview and User Training
8/9/2017
Seats Remaining: 35
This training will cover the Comprehensive Resource Management and Credentialing System (CRMCS). This system provides the ability to credential personnel AND equipment and produce the standardized ID card credential. This allows for seamless interoperability across city and county lines. The resource information is housed in the web-based "Salamander LIVE" system. The afternoon session will educate attendees to the Salamander "TRACK APP" (for smartphones and tablets) which is used for resource accountability. The Salamander "rapidTAG" incident specific badging system will be covered. The ability to gain greater situational awareness and generate incident specific reports will also be discussed. The day will conclude with a small tabletop exercise.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
8/12/2017
Seats Remaining: 27
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.


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team Training)
8/14/2017
Seats Remaining: 5
This 2-day CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. This training covers basic skills to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. Topics include fire safety, disaster medical operations, search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and terrorism.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
8/28/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team Training)
8/30/2017
Seats Remaining: 9
This 2-day CERT Basic Training is designed to prepare you to help yourself and to help others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. This training covers basic skills to respond to a community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. Topics include fire safety, disaster medical operations, search and rescue operations, disaster psychology and terrorism.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
9/5/2017
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
9/9/2017
Seats Remaining: 44
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


Crisis Leadership and Decision Making for Elected Officials MGT 340
9/13/2017
Seats Remaining: 35
The Crisis Leadership and Decision Making seminar is an executive-level presentation for the nation’s senior elected and appointed officials at the city, county, region, territory, tribal, and state levels. Seminar participants discuss the strategic and executive-level issues and challenges related to preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident. The venue provides an excellent opportunity to share proven strategies and practices and apply lessons-learned from past natural and man-made disasters.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
9/23/2017
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
9/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 31
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.


ICS Forms Review with ICS 300-Intermediate
10/31/2017
Seats Remaining: 39
This 3-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who has a responsibility to function in a command post managing an expanding incident. An introduction to the development of an Incident Action Plan and interactions between the Command and General Staff sections will be discussed.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/2/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
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


Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
11/9/2017
Seats Remaining: 34
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
11/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 70
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


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
12/4/2017
Seats Remaining: 35
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


All Hazards Operations Section Chief - E0958
1/8/2018
Seats Remaining: 28
This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Operations Section Chief (OSC) on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an OSC on an AHIMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.



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