Schedule of Classes

G 364 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
5/1/2024
Seats Remaining: 29
This 2-day course provides schools with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to refine or develop an all-hazards school emergency operations plan (EOP) and to identify how to train and exercise the school EOP. This course follows the guidance set forth in the FEMA Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, for developing an emergency operations plan and explains how to engage the whole community—including parents/guardians and outside agencies such as law enforcement, fire, and emergency management—in school preparedness and planning. **This course is part of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS)


Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model
5/1/2024
Seats Remaining: 33
An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has conducted research on the thinking and behaviors of those who commit acts of targeted school violence in an effort to prevent future tragedies. Key findings from this research indicate that establishing multidisciplinary threat assessment teams and encouraging school communities to report concerning behaviors are critical steps in the prevention of targeted violence. This presentation will highlight past incidents as well as relevant findings and recommendations from NTAC’s latest research on targeted school violence and interrupted school plots in the United States. It will also focus on how communities can use a multidisciplinary approach to identify, assess, and intervene with students exhibiting concerning or threatening behaviors as early as possible. This is NOT active shooter response training.


ICS 300 Intermediate
5/14/2024
Seats Remaining: 23
This 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.


Mirror, Mirror: Performing a CERT Program Self Evaluation
5/22/2024
Seats Remaining: 89
In the dynamic landscape of emergency response and community resilience, constant self-assessment is paramount. "Mirror, Mirror: Performing a CERT Program Self-Evaluation" offers a comprehensive exploration of the importance, methods, and tools necessary for conducting a self-evaluation of your Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This course delves into why self-evaluation is essential, how to effectively execute it, and the array of tools available to facilitate the process. The course will then delve into the practical aspects of performing a CERT program self-evaluation. Participants will learn items that need to be evaluated and various approaches to assess facets of their programs. Various tools that can be used to facilitate an evaluation and problem solving will be introduced.


Mirror, Mirror: Performing a CERT Program Self Evaluation
5/22/2024
Seats Remaining: 91
In the dynamic landscape of emergency response and community resilience, constant self-assessment is paramount. "Mirror, Mirror: Performing a CERT Program Self-Evaluation" offers a comprehensive exploration of the importance, methods, and tools necessary for conducting a self-evaluation of your Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. This course delves into why self-evaluation is essential, how to effectively execute it, and the array of tools available to facilitate the process. The course will then delve into the practical aspects of performing a CERT program self-evaluation. Participants will learn items that need to be evaluated and various approaches to assess facets of their programs. Various tools that can be used to facilitate an evaluation and problem solving will be introduced.


G 202 Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal, & Local Officials
6/4/2024
Seats Remaining: 24
This 3-day course is designed to enable participants to successfully plan for, respond to and manage debris operations resulting from a debris generating event. Interactive lectures, individual activities and small group activities will provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and ask questions.


ICS 400 Advanced
6/12/2024
Seats Remaining: 26
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.


G 202 Debris Management Planning for State, Tribal, & Local Officials
7/8/2024
Seats Remaining: 27
This 3-day course is designed to enable participants to successfully plan for, respond to and manage debris operations resulting from a debris generating event. Interactive lectures, individual activities and small group activities will provide opportunities for participants to share ideas and ask questions.


G 205 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role
7/23/2024
Seats Remaining: 14
This course is designed for local disaster recovery teams consisting of emergency managers, city/county administrators, public works directors, building inspectors, and community planners. The course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of each team member, and provides guidance on developing a local disaster recovery plan. Participants are given the opportunity to develop an outline of their own recovery plan during the course. • Increase local government and community awareness of issues involved in disaster recovery • Build local recovery capability to address guidance expressed in the National Disaster Recovery Framework during local disaster recovery • Provide a forum for discussion of “lessons learned” and best practices in disaster recovery at the local level • Promote the development of a pre-disaster recovery planning process **This course is part of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series (APS)


ICS 300 Intermediate
7/29/2024
Seats Remaining: 23
This 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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #3
8/1/2024
Seats Remaining: 16
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: Local Governance, Hazard Analysis, Planning and Professional Development


ICS 400 Advanced
8/6/2024
Seats are filled. Please register in the waiting list
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.


ICS 300 Intermediate
9/4/2024
Seats Remaining: 17
This 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 Rodeo
9/14/2024
Seats Remaining: 40
Experience the ultimate CERT Rodeo! Morning classroom presentations provide essential knowledge on disaster preparedness. Then, get ready for an action-packed afternoon of intense exercise drills. * Hands on training the participants will be able to choose what they want to do based on their interest and their ability to participate. * Search and Rescue (this will be outdoors, weather permitting) and will require mobility of the participants. *Stop the Bleed and Situation Awareness (this will be indoors and be to anyone what wants to participant, no matter their abilities). * Tabletop Simulated Disaster Drill (this will be indoors and be to anyone that wants to participate, no matter their abilities). Don't miss this opportunity to learn, engage, and be a part of the preparedness movement. Join us for an unforgettable day of empowerment!


ICS 400 Advanced
9/18/2024
Seats Remaining: 17
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.


ICS 400 Advanced
10/17/2024
Seats Remaining: 18
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.


ICS 300 Intermediate
11/12/2024
Seats Remaining: 28
This 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.


EMPD-Emergency Mgmt Program Development Session #4
11/14/2024
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: Commission Governance, Training, Exercises, Homeland Security, Budgeting and Professional Development


ICS 400 Advanced
12/10/2024
Seats Remaining: 28
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.


L 0105 Public Information Basics
12/11/2024
Seats Remaining: 22
This course is part of the Basic Academy Program that introduces the participants to what the Public Information Officer (PIO) does in emergency management along with the basic information about the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The PIO topics covered include the role of the PIO; communication tools and resources encompassing social media; effective communication; preparing the community through outreach and other means; and communication in an incident. The IPAWS topics covered include what the system is and does, preparing alert and warning messages, and writing common alerting protocol messages. This is a classroom course which gives participants time to perform activities and exercises to reinforce the knowledge and build basic skills.



If you encounter any problems with registering contact the HSEMD Training Staff at hsemdtraining@iowa.gov or 515-725-3204.