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Classes for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Personnel

Current Classes

All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters

This awareness level course will provide tools to protect, respond to, and recover from the consequences of disasters, such as fire, flood, heat, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, hazardous materials and catastrophic disease exposure, involving animals in rural communities.

The course will introduce participants to the unique issues that must be considered and addressed when animals are involved in an emergency such as safe animal handling, animal evacuation, animal sheltering, humane euthanasia and carcass disposal, inclusion of animal management into existing ICS structures, federal support available during recovery, and unique considerations for conducting jurisdictional assessments and mapping evacuation routes. All content will be presented in a blended learning style in which introductory material will be delivered online and hands-on, problem-solving activities will be completed in small groups at a one-day instructor lead training.

February 20, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free

Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals

Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals is a 16-hour course designed to educate small and rural community public safety personnel, as well as local officials, regarding security concerns and considerations involved with planning any event. This course enables participants to recognize and plan adequate strategies and security measures to prevent or mitigate security incidents which may occur during scheduled events. The course reinforces the importance and magnitude of security planning required to execute a safe and effective event regardless of the size.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • guiding principles for event security
  • fundamentals of risk assessment (risk, threat, and vulnerability assessments)
  • key components of event security planning such as MOAs, emer¬gency action plans, resource requirements, communications, etc.
  • role of actionable security intelligence
  • decision-based video scenarios to practice planning for potential incidents, hazards, and exposures
  • event planning exercise

March 13, 2018, 8:00am –
March 14, 2018, 5:00pm
Cost: Free

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