Schedule of Classes

Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
9/29/2017
Seats Remaining: 14
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
9/30/2017
Seats Remaining: 15
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.


Emergency Shelter Management Course
10/23/2017
Seats Remaining: 35
This 1-day training for community leaders and jurisdictional officials offers the very latest training content specific to the establishment, management and day-to-day operations of both medical and general population shelters. Core concepts that will be covered include a comparison of the differing levels of care found in each type of shelter, hazard vulnerability analyses (HVAs), pre-incident stakeholder interaction, emergency shelter capacity development, site selection and assessments, requisite wrap-around support services, operational and logistical supply considerations and staffing recommendations. A scenario-based table top activity designed to demonstrate shelter set up and configuration utilizing information presented during the lecture rounds out the training.


Emergency Shelter Management Course
10/24/2017
Seats Remaining: 29
This 1-day training for community leaders and jurisdictional officials offers the very latest training content specific to the establishment, management and day-to-day operations of both medical and general population shelters. Core concepts that will be covered include a comparison of the differing levels of care found in each type of shelter, hazard vulnerability analyses (HVAs), pre-incident stakeholder interaction, emergency shelter capacity development, site selection and assessments, requisite wrap-around support services, operational and logistical supply considerations and staffing recommendations. A scenario-based table top activity designed to demonstrate shelter set up and configuration utilizing information presented during the lecture rounds out the training.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
10/24/2017
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.


Emergency Shelter Management Course
10/25/2017
Seats Remaining: 36
This 1-day training for community leaders and jurisdictional officials offers the very latest training content specific to the establishment, management and day-to-day operations of both medical and general population shelters. Core concepts that will be covered include a comparison of the differing levels of care found in each type of shelter, hazard vulnerability analyses (HVAs), pre-incident stakeholder interaction, emergency shelter capacity development, site selection and assessments, requisite wrap-around support services, operational and logistical supply considerations and staffing recommendations. A scenario-based table top activity designed to demonstrate shelter set up and configuration utilizing information presented during the lecture rounds out the training.


ICS Forms Review with ICS 300-Intermediate
10/31/2017
Seats Remaining: 25
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.


Essentials of Community Cybersecurity - AWR 136
11/1/2017
Seats Remaining: 19
The Essentials of Community Cybersecurity course provides individuals, community leaders, and first responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cybersecurity vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cybersecurity program. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cybersecurity program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures.


Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents - MGT 384
11/1/2017
Seats Remaining: 24
Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents, is designed to provide organizations and communities with strategies and processes to increase cyber resilience. During this course, participants will analyze cyber threats and initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents, evaluate the process for developing a cyber preparedness program, examine the importance and challenges of cyber related information sharing and discover low to no-cost resources to help build cyber resilience.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/2/2017
Seats Remaining: 19
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


Emergency Shelter Management Course
11/7/2017
Seats Remaining: 32
This 1-day training for community leaders and jurisdictional officials offers the very latest training content specific to the establishment, management and day-to-day operations of both medical and general population shelters. Core concepts that will be covered include a comparison of the differing levels of care found in each type of shelter, hazard vulnerability analyses (HVAs), pre-incident stakeholder interaction, emergency shelter capacity development, site selection and assessments, requisite wrap-around support services, operational and logistical supply considerations and staffing recommendations. A scenario-based table top activity designed to demonstrate shelter set up and configuration utilizing information presented during the lecture rounds out the training.


Rescue Task Force - Hostile Event Interdiction: Unified Response by Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS
11/8/2017
Seats Remaining: 25
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.


Emergency Shelter Management Course
11/8/2017
Seats Remaining: 36
This 1-day training for community leaders and jurisdictional officials offers the very latest training content specific to the establishment, management and day-to-day operations of both medical and general population shelters. Core concepts that will be covered include a comparison of the differing levels of care found in each type of shelter, hazard vulnerability analyses (HVAs), pre-incident stakeholder interaction, emergency shelter capacity development, site selection and assessments, requisite wrap-around support services, operational and logistical supply considerations and staffing recommendations. A scenario-based table top activity designed to demonstrate shelter set up and configuration utilizing information presented during the lecture rounds out the training.


Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster MGT 405
11/9/2017
Seats Remaining: 26
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: 62
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


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team Training)
12/2/2017
Seats Remaining: 32
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
12/4/2017
Seats Remaining: 32
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: 20
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.


Wide Area Search-PER 213
1/26/2018
Seats Remaining: 20
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.


Medical Management Of CBRNE Events - PER 211
2/5/2018
Seats Remaining: 41
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


MGT 405 Mobilizing Faith Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster
3/17/2018
Seats Remaining: 37
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.



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