Training Opportunities

Training Courses

Evacuation Planning Strategies and Solutions March 12, 2020
Join us for our Evacuation Planning Strategies and Solutions course and apply evacuation strategies and best practices to create and evaluate evacuation plans.  Recognize evacuation needs during disasters and threat characteristics of different hazards.  Assess the need for an evacuation in different communities.  Walk through the evacuation planning process and transportation considerations in evacuation planning.  Evaluate the evacuation decision-making process through case studies and discussion.  Evacuations can be ordered at any time for many types of disasters.  The larger the scale of the evacuation, the more complex it is to plan as well as to execute.  Effective planning helps ensure that evacuations can be conducted swiftly, safely, and in an orderly manner.
Register online by February 14th at


Who should take this course:
  • Citizen/Community Volunteers
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Law Enforcement
  • Government Administration
  • Planners
  • Public Works
  • Transportation Personnel
  • Assessing Risk in Relation to Evacuation
  • Key Concepts in Evacuations
  • Evacuation Planning Considerations
  • Evacuation Decision-making and Strategies


Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Disaster Management March 24, 2020

Join us for our Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Disaster Management course and learn about UAS use in disaster management, from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. Gain a basic understanding of UAS; learn the general concepts to build a successful UAS program; understand the FAA regulations of UAS and application process; learn the importance of engaging the local community; understand the need to ensure that privacy issues, civil rights, and civil liberties are thoroughly addressed; identify when UAS would enhance a disaster mission; and understand the basics of UAS types and sensors.  Gain a basic overview of UAS and learn the first steps in determining if UAS is right for you.  

Register at

For registration assistance, contact Shawn Dunbrack at 304-807-5630 or

Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is a way of addressing violent extremism in communities, encompassing programs, policies and activities that are intended to prevent individuals and groups from radicalizing to violence and to rehabilitate individuals who have engaged in violent extremism. With funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is releasing a series of CVE-related training courses in 2017 and 2018. All courses are designed to provide community-focused, rigorously-researched and academically-informed instruction on Countering Violent Extremism.