K12 School Emergency & Crisis Response Training

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Emergency Management

Active Shooter Response

(30 minutes)

This training course presents a video that introduces the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) program to students. ALICE is an action plan to counter an active shooter situation in schools and includes strategies designed to increase the chances of surviving an active shooter incident.

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Bomb Threat & Suspicious Packages

(15 minutes)

This course teaches you how to recognize and manage bomb threats and improvised explosive device (IED) emergency situations.

FEMA — Introduction to Incident Command System

(120 minutes)

This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. The course describes the history, features, principles, and organizational structure of the ICS.

FEMA — Introduction to Exercises

(300 minutes)

This course will prepare you to identify the five phases of the exercise process; distinguish the tasks necessary to complete each phase of the exercise process; understand how exercises complete the emergency preparedness cycle; comprehend the role of exercises in the testing of facilities, equipment, and personnel in a performance based environment; and recognize how exercises prepare communities to respond to and recover from major emergencies.

FEMA — Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS 200

(180 minutes)

This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

FEMA — National Response Framework, an Introduction

(180 minutes)

This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework.

FEMA — Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies

(240 minutes)

This course provides public safety agency personnel information related to pre-event planning, forming the planning team, event hazard analysis, and responding to incidents during special events in their community. An extensive job aid manual is included in the course and available for download on the course web page.

FEMA — Household Hazardous Materials

(180 minutes)

This course was designed as an introduction to household hazardous materials and contains information on how to protect against related injury or death.

FEMA — Active Shooter:  What Can You Do

(50 minutes)

This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations.

FEMA — Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools

(180 minutes)

This course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the importance of schools having an EOP and basic information on how an EOP is developed, exercised, and maintained.

FEMA — How to Be an Exercise Evaluator

(165 minutes)

This course provides a foundation for exercise evaluation concepts and practices as identified in the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). It introduces the basics of emergency management exercise evaluation and improvement planning and is intended for emergency management and homeland security professionals who require an introduction to exercises.

FEMA — Emergency Planning

(300 minutes)

This course covers the fundamentals of the emergency-planning process. After completing this training, you will able to: identify emergency-planning doctrine and guidance; indicate the relationship between preparedness and planning; identify the purpose and components of an emergency operations plan; identify the steps in the planning process; and determine the status of your jurisdiction’s emergency planning.

FEMA — Leadership and Influence

(180 minutes)

After taking this course, you will be able to: explain what leadership means for emergency personnel; explain why effective leadership begins with personal insight and development; identify your leadership capabilities and areas for personal development; describe a change management model and the process for planning, communicating, and implementing change; describe how to build and rebuild trust in an organization; use personal influence and develop political savvy to network and influence people effectively; and develop strategies for creating a positive work environment that fosters leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement in others.

FEMA — Decision Making and Problem Solving

(120 minutes)

This course is designed to improve your decision-making skills. It addresses: how we make decisions; group decision making; crisis decision making and ethical decision making.

FEMA — Effective Communication

(480 minutes)

This course is designed to improve your communication skills. It addresses: basic communication skills; how to communicate in an emergency; how to identify community-specific communication issues; how to use technology as a communication tool; effective oral communication; and how to prepare an oral presentation.

FEMA — Multi-Hazard Planning for Childcare

(120 minutes)

The goal of this course is to provide childcare providers, of all sizes and with responsibility for children of all ages, with the knowledge and tools to analyze the hazards and threats at the site, to develop a plan to address these hazards and threats, and to implement processes to update and practice the emergency plan.

FEMA — Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools

(180 minutes)

This course is designed to help schools prepare for, respond to and recover from mass-casualty incidents.

FEMA — Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

(360 minutes)

This course will help you address children’s needs in a disaster or emergency. Topics covered include: the unique needs of children in disasters, critical components of a child’s world, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. The course also features a downloadable resources toolkit.

FEMA — An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

(210 minutes)

This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The NIMS defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community — all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO) and the private sector — to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from the effects of incidents.

School Lockdowns

(10 minutes)

This course instructs employees on the procedures to follow when a school lockdown is ordered.


Please browse our additional course catalogs by clicking the catalog name below, or visiting the course catalog overview page.

>>Emergency Management

First Aid Equipment & Supplies

Food Safety

Hazard Assessments

Human Resources & Employment Law

Information and Communications Technology

Personal Productivity

Post-Incident Retraining

Safe Work Practices & Job Procedures

School Nurse Safety

Student Behavior, Intervention & Support

Student Safety, Wellness & Social Responsibility

Workplace Safety & Regulatory Compliance

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