Schedule of Classes

ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level 1
6/27/2016
Seats Remaining: 9
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.


NFPA 1600: The Standard on Disaster\Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
6/28/2016
Seats Remaining: 8
This two-day seminar will teach you NFPA 1600’s essential elements in an interactive, activity-based setting. Learn how to build an organization to develop, implement and keep current your program. Conduct a risk assessment to identify potential impacts on people, property, operations, the environment, and your organization’s brand, image and reputation. Identify resource needs and learn how to assess their capabilities. Learn how to develop prevention, mitigation, emergency response, business continuity, and crisis communications plans required by NFPA 1600. Review training requirements and experience a tabletop exercise.


ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level II
6/29/2016
Seats Remaining: 10
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: 20
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.


Social Media for Natural Disaster Response & Recovery PER 304
7/13/2016
Seats Remaining: 15
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: 22
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: 16
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.


ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level 1
7/19/2016
Seats Remaining: 24
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
7/21/2016
Seats Remaining: 24
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.


Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning for All-Hazards Events
7/26/2016
Seats Remaining: 31
The EOC course offers participants insight into, and practical experience with, emergency management and decision-making skills necessary to effectively manage an EOC and the overall response to a large-scale Type 3 or 2 and Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD)/terrorism incident or all-hazard event utilizing the MACS. The EOC course is 24 hours in length, with decision-based exercises comprising 8 of the 24 hours. This course will develop and reinforce emergency management, situational awareness, information management, resource management, and decision-making skills for course participants. The course adapts existing emergency management [National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS)] procedures to the unique requirements of EOC operations.


Post Active Shooter - A Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS
7/27/2016
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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: 31
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)


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/4/2016
Seats Remaining: 21
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.


ALERRT - Active Shooter Response Level 1
8/22/2016
Seats Remaining: 30
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
8/24/2016
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


ICS 300 Intermediate
8/27/2016
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


ICS 400 Advanced
11/5/2016
Seats Remaining: 27
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.


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: 20
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: 25
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.