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Emergency Management Training

In order to stay in compliance with the UT system SA0200 – Emergency Management policy, we provide a NIMS (National Incident Management System) compliant training program. Courses are offered both online and in a classroom setting. Please check training profiles below to determine what level of training you must complete.

Training Profiles

The UT system SA0200 – Emergency Management policy requires certain levels of training for all employees involved in emergency management activities:

Personnel Type

Definition

Required Courses

General Personnel

Personnel with any role in emergency preparedness, incident management, or response, i.e. support staff/departmental staff that do not have a seat in the EOC but who work with those in the EOC to support EOC operations.

  1. ICS (incident command system) 100 for Higher Ed
  2. NIMS 700: Intro to the National Incident Management System

Critical Personnel

Personnel with a critical role in response such as personnel assigned to the emergency response teams or member of another key campus emergency management team, i.e. EOC representatives for each department.

  1. ICS (incident command system) 100 for Higher Ed
  2. NIMS 700: Intro to the National Incident Management System
  3. ICS (incident command system) 200 for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
  4. NIMS 800: National Response Framework

Leadership Personnel

Personnel with a leadership role and are typically obligated to command and manage during incident response in the absence of traditional incident response personnel, i.e. Chancellors, Provosts, and Policy Group as well as Chiefs of Police/Security, Emergency Management/Safety and Risk staff, etc.

All courses listed above: ICS 100; ICS 200; NIMS 700; NIMS 800 PLUS the following:

   For Policy Group

  1. G367 ICS Emergency Planning for Campus Executives seminar

   For Chiefs of Police/Security, Emergency

   Management staff, etc.

  1. ICS (incident command system) 300
  2. ICS (incident command system) 400

If you have a question regarding what training you have already completed or which employees require what type of training, please email shelbey-thompson@utc.edu or call 5794.

Training Program

Every three months we will focus on one training course and offer it once a month in class. If employees cannot attend the courses in the time scheduled in class, they are encouraged to take the courses online. The goal is to have each personnel type complete their required courses within a year’s timeframe.

Classroom Delivery

Each class will take approximately 3-3.5 hours to complete, depending on length of time for activity completion and discussion. At the end of these classes, the employee will need to go online to the FEMA website to complete the final exam and receive a certificate of completion from FEMA. The instructor will help the employee to ensure they have all required information before completing their exam online. Completion certificates should be emailed to shelbey-thompson@utc.edu to be recorded in our training records. See section below for "Certificate of Completion Process".

Training Focus/Course Title

Course Dates

Course Time

Course Location

ICS for Higher Ed

Thursday, July 24

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Wednesday, August 6

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Monday, September 29

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

NIMS 700: Intro to National Incident Management System

Tuesday, October 7

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Wednesday, November 12

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Thursday, December 18

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Raccoon Mtn

ICS 200 for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Tuesday, January 27

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Thursday, February 12

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Wednesday, March 11

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

NIMS 800: Intro to National Response Framework

Monday, April 6

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Tuesday, May 19

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

 

Thursday, June 26

9:00am-12:00pm

UC, Lookout Mtn

Online Option

All courses listed above are offered online (except for G367 and ICS 300 & 400 required for leadership personnel).

Course Title

Course Length

Link to Materials

ICS 100 for Higher Education

3 hours

Course Materials

NIMS 700: Intro to the National Incident Management System

3 hours

Course Materials

ICS 200 for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

3 hours

Course Materials

NIMS 800: Intro to the National Response Framework

3 hours

Course Materials

***Please be sure to forward this announcment to any and all personnel who fit into one of the required training categories. It is imperative that department that is represented in the EOC is properly trained to respond to campus incidents.***

Completion Certificate Process

Go to the "online option section" listed above and select the link for the class you would like to request a certificate of completion. Click the "take exam" link and follow directions to complete the exam online. Once completed, you will receive a certificate in the mail. Please scan a copy of this certificate and send it to shelbey-thompson@utc.edu or send to departmental mail code 3904 so that we may enter the completion in your training records.

You may also want to send this certificate to Human Resources at melanie-sadler@utc.edu to receive HR0128 credit.


Emergency Exercise

The key to any Emergency Response Plan is to:

1. Train based on your plan

2. Exercise based on your plan

An emergency management exercise is a simulation of a disaster, emergency, technology failure, breakdown in a business process, or any other scenario which requires an immediate action on your part to correct the situation in a timely and efficient manner. Our team will coordinate with your office to develop and conduct an exercise that caters to your needs. Upon completion of the exercise, our team will develop and distribute an After Action Review that contains an explanation of the exercise, as well as lessons learned and best practices developed as a result of the simulation.


Planning

Departmental and Organizational Emergency Response Planning--The planning process is based on a series of questions which identify the specific actions your group should take during a variety of emergencies which might occur on our campus. The process takes about 60 minutes to complete and, when we are done, your office will have a plan based on your needs, conditions and requirements. It is best if the session is conducted during a staff meeting or with a group of several of your departmental employees. Developing the plan as a team exercise makes it something that everyone is familiar with which, in turn, reduces the amount of training time needed. If you are interested in this planning opportunity, please email our department at emergency-management@utc.edu or send an email directly to shelbey-thompson@utc.edu.


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