Techniques used to deliver timely and accurate information in a complex information environment is challenging to any community or organization hosting a mass gathering. This interdisciplinary course brings planners, operators, communication, government, public safety, marketing and public relations professionals together to prepare and/or enhance venue and event communication programs. The course prepares participants to identify and navigate the sport and special event communication landscape before, during, and after an incident.
This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).
Attendance is crucial in order to receive credit for this course. All participants must complete a registration form at the beginning of the course, sign the attendance roster for each day of the course, and complete the evaluation at the end of the course in order to receive a certificate of completion.
A FEMA Student ID is required to register for and participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. All FEMA training providers, registration systems, and enrollment procedures are required to use this FEMA SID, which can be obtained at the following website: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid; or with TEEX assistance upon arrival for class.
AWR-167: Sport Event Risk Management
IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS)
IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
IS-800: National Response Framework, an Introduction
TopicsUnderstand and evaluate communication fundamentals+Identify roles and responsibilities for managing communication+Apply communication techniques to a scenario-based activity+Identify plans and procedures necessary for effective information collaboration and dissemination+Recognize the requirements for pre-event communication+Identify strategies and prepare messages for post-incident communication+Assess needs and apply communication strategies for a given scenario
The target audience for this course includes the following:
- Venue manager
- Special event officers/liaisons
- Event planner
- Emergency management
- Venue operations
- Fire and emergency service
- Public affairs
- Executive leadership
- Public relations and marketing
- Law enforcement
- Medical services
To enroll in this course, participants must be US citizens and must possess or obtain a FEMA student identification number (SID).
To obtain a FEMA SID navigate to the following URL: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
Government ProgramsFor DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact NERRTC@teex.tamu.edu or call (844) 789-5673