Schedule of Classes

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team Training)
6/3/2017
Seats Remaining: 15
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
6/7/2017
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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.


Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters - G489
6/10/2017
Seats Remaining: 25
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.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
6/12/2017
Seats Remaining: 1
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: 23
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: 4
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: 9
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: 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.


Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response PER-275
6/27/2017
Seats Remaining: 19
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: 27
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 Train the Trainer
7/15/2017
Seats Remaining: 23
This 2-day course prepares participants to deliver the CERT Basic Training course effectively. Course objectives for participants are to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the CERT Basic Training course. 2) Demonstrate the ability to present an assigned portion of the course (teach-back). 3) Communicate the core values of the program. 4) Demonstrate classroom management techniques. 5) Demonstrate effective teaching techniques. 6) Model appropriate behavior as an instructor.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
7/15/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
7/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 36
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: 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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/3/2017
Seats Remaining: 30
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


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


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
8/12/2017
Seats Remaining: 39
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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/2/2017
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: 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.