Training

The Office of Emergency Management offers training on a multitude of topics.  Courses related to the Crisis Coordinator training regimen are offered monthly, while many other classes are offered each semester.  A list of currently available classes can be found in OwlTrain.  If you want any of our training classes taught specifically to your office or department, just contact us at oem@kennesaw.edu and we will accommodate!

Below is a list of the available classes. For a brief description, click on the class name.

  • This course describes the Office of Emergency Management structure and mission. This includes emergency notification, integration with the Department of Public Safety and University Police, and the capabilities of the Office of Emergency Management. In addition, this course reviews the Crisis Coordinator program, including the training regimen, expectations, equipment, and history of the program.

  • Emergency Response Operations reviews the basic emergency responses as outlined in the Kennesaw State Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). This includes evacuation, shelter-in-place, secure-in-place, and response expectations for the Crisis Coordinators in each facility. This class can be tailored for individual departments and offices.

  • One in three persons will have an experience with fire during his or her lifetime. Are you sure you know what to do in case of fire? Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Do you know when not to use an extinguisher? This fast-paced program will help you make better choices in emergency situations at work and at home. You will also learn some basic tips to reduce the likelihood of a fire in your work area or home. Topics covered in this course include: Fire Science, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Electrical Safety, Safe Storage Practices, Fire Extinguishers, and Emergency Preparedness.

  • An "active shooter" is an armed individual who has attacked with deadly force one or more persons, and who will continue to randomly seek out and kill as many people as possible. Active shooter situations can occur anywhere, even on a university campuses. This class will help prepare people on response options during the critical first five minutes of an active shooter incident.

  • Provide personnel with the background and template for building departmental continuity of operations plans. The COOP plan is designed to address the immediate aftermath, short-term and long-term with focus on continuing essential functions, which would become extremely important in the event of a catastrophic event that would disable their building for an extended time period. Participants will learn how to conduct a hazard analysis and identify and prioritize departmental essential functions, including vital records, systems and equipment.

  • Learn the difference between Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, Tornado Watches and Tornado Warnings. More importantly, learn what to look for, and then what to do if a storm is heading your way. Class attendees will also learning about lightning, straight line wind, winter weather and more.

  • Crime Prevention is everyone's job on campus; be a part of the solution. This class discusses a variety of topics: ticketing processes, pedestrian misconceptions, alcohol, drugs, cyber security, common mistakes made by resident students, RAD program, victim services and the KSU Police Explorer Program. Attendees will depart with an enhanced campus situational awareness and better equipped to advise those in their charge.

  • KSU strives to promote a culture of safety, support and care. This class will provide information on how to identify and work with student in distress, basics of conflict resolution and de-escalation, and measure you can take to support those impacted by a crisis, including KSU’s Behavioral Response Team process.

  • Each semester, one or two "special topics" courses will be added to the electives courses within the training program.  These courses will be delivered based on current threats, concerns, and past incidents. They include Hazardous Materials Awareness, Terrorism and Radicalization, and many more! 

  • This course, taught by the National Weather Service, describes how to recognize weather structures that indicate the potential for severe weather. Additionally, this course describes the types of weather phenomena that the NWS would like to receive reports from the public on, including damage, hail size, wind speed, and rain totals.
  • Discusses concealment techniques and the indicators that a person may be carrying a weapon. It discusses different screening techniques, how to apply those techniques, and what procedures should be followed if a weapon is suspected. Laws concerning weapons on campus are also examined.
  • What would you do if you received a bomb threat in your building or area? During the 2011-2012 academic year that there were 133 bomb threats at institutions of higher education. This course examines how KSU would respond to a bomb threat and handle the many types of threats that may occur. You, too, would likely have a role in this process! This class discusses the types of threats, how and when to evacuate, as well as how to conduct searches for suspicious packages. A short demonstration with one of our K9 units is included.
  • (Taught by Cobb County Fire Rescue). Class includes how administer a Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) and other techniques to stop or control bleeding.
  • This course presents an overview of disaster psychology, addresses responder well-being and how to work with survivor's trauma. (This class is covered in CERT, but can be taken as a standalone course)
  • These courses introduce participants to the possible roles they might play in simple triage of the injured and in treating the three most common life threatening conditions: airway obstruction, bleeding, and shock. (This class is covered in CERT, but can be taken as a standalone course)
  • (Presented by EHS) Designed for employees who work in an industrial, clinical, or academic laboratory setting to educate the employee to diverse safety and health concerns related to their job. Learner objectives include the following: identify general requirements of the Laboratory Safety Standard, recognize the importance of a Chemical Hygiene Plan in your workplace, define the purpose of a Safety Data Sheet, describe safety guidelines specific to laboratory fire and burn hazards, and identify general emergency guidelines to be followed in the laboratory.
  • Roles and responsibilities in community preparedness; hazards and their potential impact; personal, home, and workplace preparedness; disaster response; and protection for disaster workers. (This class is covered in CERT, but can be taken as a standalone course)
  • Regardless of you are going on an exotic overseas vacation, planning a sabbatical into the far corners of the earth, or studying abroad, you should be prepared BEFORE leaving the United States. Be informed about safety and security issues, crime, health, and travel tips. Learn what and who to avoid and common sense steps to make your travel enjoyable and safe. This class is co-taught by Emergency Management and Health Services.
  • Taught right here at KSU, "See Something, Say Something" is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

 

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