Schedule of Classes

CERT Train the Trainer
5/11/2016
CANCELLED
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.


All-Hazards Incident Commander - L 950
5/23/2016
Seats Remaining: 22
This course provides local- and State-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Incident Commander on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.


Rail Car Incident Response - AWR 147
5/26/2016
Seats Remaining: 6
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.


ICS 300 Intermediate
6/7/2016
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


CERT Train the Trainer
6/8/2016
Seats Remaining: 18
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.


Managing the Lost Person Incident (MLPI)
6/13/2016
Seats Remaining: 35
This course is very heavy in Incident Command (IC) instruction and includes the IC in classroom exercises. An intensive indoctrination for those who are interested in learning more about functioning in Search and Rescue (SAR) managment.


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
6/14/2016
Seats Remaining: 44
Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response during the post active shooter phase of a terrorist driven active shooter incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT FOR COURSE: - Patrol rifle if issued / issued duty weapon - Duty gear (pistol belt and holster) - Duty uniform (3 days of training) - Ballistic vest - Range gear (eye and ear protection) - Medical Trauma and Triage Equipment (Not to be used. Simulation Only)


ICS 400 Advanced
6/21/2016
Seats Remaining: 14
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.


ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level 1
6/27/2016
Seats Remaining: 25
This 2-day course is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices,and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios.


ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level II
6/29/2016
Seats Remaining: 27
In this two-day operator level course, first responders are being trained to quickly enter into harm's way to neutralize the shooter and save the lives of innocent victims in an active shooter event. In many circumstances, formally trained medical personnel will not or cannot be on the scene immediately to provide casualty care to wounded victims. First responders must be educated and trained in immediate casualty care techniques to save lives. The course includes Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) based self aid and buddy aid techniques as well as force on force mass casualty scenarios where participants will not only have to neutralize the shooter but also treat the wounded.


Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery PER 304
7/11/2016
Seats Remaining: 38
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.


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
7/12/2016
Seats Remaining: 30
Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response during the post active shooter phase of a terrorist driven active shooter incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT FOR COURSE: - Patrol rifle if issued / issued duty weapon - Duty gear (pistol belt and holster) - Duty uniform (3 days of training) - Ballistic vest - Range gear (eye and ear protection) - Medical Trauma and Triage Equipment (Not to be used. Simulation Only)


Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery PER 304
7/13/2016
Seats Remaining: 10
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.


Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command System Interface - G 191
7/14/2016
Seats Remaining: 29
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.


Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery PER 304
7/15/2016
Seats Remaining: 8
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.


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
7/27/2016
Seats Remaining: 41
Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response during the post active shooter phase of a terrorist driven active shooter incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT FOR COURSE: - Patrol rifle if issued / issued duty weapon - Duty gear (pistol belt and holster) - Duty uniform (3 days of training) - Ballistic vest - Range gear (eye and ear protection) - Medical Trauma and Triage Equipment (Not to be used. Simulation Only)


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
8/1/2016
Seats Remaining: 41
Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response during the post active shooter phase of a terrorist driven active shooter incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT FOR COURSE: - Patrol rifle if issued / issued duty weapon - Duty gear (pistol belt and holster) - Duty uniform (3 days of training) - Ballistic vest - Range gear (eye and ear protection) - Medical Trauma and Triage Equipment (Not to be used. Simulation Only)


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
8/9/2016
Seats Remaining: 45
Students from Law Enforcement, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services will learn the tactics, techniques and procedures, specific to a unified small group response during the post active shooter phase of a terrorist driven active shooter incident. Students will have daily practical exercises as well as written exams throughout the 3 day curriculum. The course is the follow up response to a neutralized or mitigated active shooter event, where Law Enforcement students learn to unify with Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services to conduct force protection and set up casualty collection points for medical personnel. REQUIRED INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT FOR COURSE: - Patrol rifle if issued / issued duty weapon - Duty gear (pistol belt and holster) - Duty uniform (3 days of training) - Ballistic vest - Range gear (eye and ear protection) - Medical Trauma and Triage Equipment (Not to be used. Simulation Only)


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/14/2016
Seats Remaining: 23
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/16/2016
Seats Remaining: 23
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools


Leveraging Tools for Conducing Damage Assessments - AWR 319
11/18/2016
Seats Remaining: 27
This 8-hour course will provide a review of damage assessment, the importance of providing quick and accurate assessments, and an opportunity to review and practice with tools to assist in conducting damage assessments. The course will also review various disaster damage assessment processes, collaborating agencies, and resources. Participants will discuss and develop a damage assessment action plan in order to ensure that resources are in place for an adequate response, followed by a hands-on exercise using various tools and software to collect damage assessments. Course Modules include: Concepts of Damage Assessment Damage Assessment Action Plan Damage Assessment Tools



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