Schedule of Classes

Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery PER 304
12/9/2016
We are sorry, Seats are filled.
This 1-day course will provide the knowledge and skills in social media and its uses with current tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media for crisis communication.


HazMatIQ - Above the Line/Below the Line
1/14/2017
Seats Remaining: 7
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.


NFPA 1600: The Standard on Disaster\Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
1/18/2017
Seats Remaining: 27
This two-day seminar will teach you NFPA 1600’s essential elements in an interactive, activity-based setting. Program management, risk assessment, prevention and mitigation, resource management and logistics, plan development, incident management as well as training and exercises are covered in the context of NFPA 1600 standardized methodology.


ICS 300 Intermediate
1/23/2017
Seats Remaining: 18
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


Media Relations during Critical Incidents
1/24/2017
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
This 1 1/2-day training covers how to effectively communicate public information during a disaster. Media Fundamentals You will learn how a newsroom works, key roles media personal play, what makes a story newsworthy and how to develop and engage media relationships to promote your message. You will be coached through simple steps to ensure you are ready for any interaction with media. Advanced Interview Techniques Covers how to craft a message during an interview. You will learn how to have a successful exchange with a reporter. At the end of the course, you test your skills in a realistic situational role play Media Relations during a Critical Incident provides step-by-step preparation for any critical incident. We discuss who in your organization needs to be informed and their responsibilities during a critical incident, along with types of communication you can have ready to go at a moment’s notice.


ICS 300 Intermediate
2/7/2017
Seats Remaining: 36
This 2-day course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
2/15/2017
Seats Remaining: 1
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.


Mass Fatalities Planning for Rural Communities - AWR-232
2/21/2017
Seats Remaining: 9
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.


ICS 400 Advanced
2/21/2017
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


Mass Fatalities Planning for Rural Communities - AWR-232
2/23/2017
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.


Maturing Public-Private Partnerships - AWR342
3/7/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
The Maturing Public-Private Partnerships workshop is a three-day instructional training program. Topics covered in this workshop include the historic foundations of public-private partnerships; what makes a successful partnership and typical problem areas; standardized methods to align interests and outcomes and leverage collaboration and communications; procedures to build strong pre-incident partnership teams and shared situational awareness during events; innovative models, legal considerations, and workshop tools. This workshop will require in-person dialogs among stakeholders to explore lessons learned and fully vet best practices. The workshop culminates in the presentation of personal partnership improvement plans that each participant will develop during the three days of training.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
3/21/2017
Seats Remaining: 2
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.


Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local Public Information Officers
3/23/2017
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
3/23/2017
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.


Wide Area Search-PER 213
3/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 22
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: 26
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
Seats Remaining: 24
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: 20
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: 29
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.


All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief Course - L0967
5/1/2017
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) - G 290
6/13/2017
Seats Remaining: 37
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.



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