Sports and Special Events Incident Management

MGT404 - 16.00 Hours


  • Details
    7/24/2018 - 7/25/2018
    Waco TX
    FP  MGT404  171
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    8/14/2018 - 8/15/2018
    Lincoln NE
    FP  MGT404  170
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    9/5/2018 - 9/6/2018
    San Antonio TX
    FP  MGT404  168

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or to get the latest schedule.


This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The course is designed to help develop athletic department staff, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports/special event management to better manage incidents that could occur during an event. 

At the end of the course a practical application exercise can be customized to your facility where the course is held.


All the following must be completed prior to registering for this course.

  • National Incident Management System/incident command system training
  • ICS for Single Resources
  • Initial Action Incidents (IS-200.b) or equivalent basic incident command system training


Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to complete Sport Event Risk Management (AWR-167) or have equivalent training/experience prior to attending this course.



Resource Management Process +Incident Management for Sports/Special Event+Multi-disciplinary Management Approach+National Incident Management System (NIMS)+Business Continuity Considerations+After Action Reporting+Incident Action Planning

Suggested Audience

To reinforce the multi-discipline team approach, the target audience for this course will include stakeholders from:
  • athletic departments
  • operators of large arenas/venues
  • campus public safety
  • campus emergency management
  • campus administration
  • campus environmental health and safety
  • campus physical plant / public works
  • student life/affairs
  • public affairs
  • sports information
The audience also includes stakeholders from communities that host, surround, or neighbor venues for sports/special events. These include:
  • Fire Services
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • law enforcement at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels
  • non-governmental organizations
  • local elected officials
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)

other local, state, and federal agency representatives that would be involved in the planning and management

Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (866) 878-8900

Continuing Education & Professional Credits

    Other Information

    This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and TEEX National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC).

    Course Size

    • Maximum number of participants: 40
    • Minimum number of participants: 26


    Contact Information

    George Glenn

    Program Manager
    Phone: 9794583537 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
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