Training Services

Emergency management is a dynamic process. Planning, though critical, is not the only component. Training, conducting exercises, testing equipment, and coordinating activities with university faculty, staff and students and the local community are other equally important functions.

The fundamental goal of our University Emergency Management Program (EMP) is to create and maintain an effective university organization to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from major threats to lives, critical operations and property. A principle assumption of our Emergency Management Program is that plans alone are not effective unless they are supported by people and a process brought together by good management skill sets. An established Public-Private partnership and inter- and intra-departmental collaboration in planning philosophy is equally important.

Our Training Program encompasses mandatory training events for members of the University Emergency Response Organization and optional events for all university students, faculty and staff. We offer numerous courses/classes throughout the year and are available to teach specialized classes or facilitate exercises for groups.

For training requests, please send an email that includes your contact information, topic and purpose of training and number of participants.

 

Training Courses

 

Basic Emergency Preparedness

Course Length: 2 hours

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee

Description:

Individual preparedness is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students on the GSU campus. Everyone should know how to prepare, respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster both at home and in the workplace. This class will help prepare members of the GSU community to respond to various building level emergencies and national emergencies.

Emergency Response Team Orientation

Course Length: 1 hour

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee

Description:

The Orientation program is a requirement for all ERT and is intended to provide an overview of the program. This class discusses the role of the members and resources, including training and templates, available to each member.

Plan, Prepare, React: Active Shooter Response Options for Students, Faculty and Staff

Course Length:

1 to 2 hours (adjustable length due to interactive exercises and video)

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee

Description:

An active shooter is defined as an armed person who has used deadly force on people and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. Although active shooter incidents on college campuses are rare events, the shootings which occurred on the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University campuses demonstrate that faculty, staff and students should be ready for any type of emergency. This training program, which includes a 10-minute video and a training scenario, was developed to be a resource for all 35 University System of Georgia institutions. The goal of this program is to provide faculty, staff and students with emergency response options should they become involved in an active shooter situation on campus or in the community.

CPR/Defibrillator Training:

Course Length:2 to 3 hours

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee for course unless an American Heart Association CPR card is ordered for $6.

Description:

The CPR Course is modular and teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. In addition, automated external defibrillator (AED) training is included in the course.

Fire Safety I – Basic Fire Safety

Course Length:1.5 hours

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee.

Description:

This class is designed to provide a basic overview on fire safety education and enhance individuals’ awareness of fire safety and prevention.  After attending this class, participants will possess sound knowledge on fire safety and will be capable of making good and responsible choices when it comes to fire related situations.  Participants will also receive hands on training on how to use a portable fire extinguisher.  The target audience for Fire Safety I – Basic Fire Safety is GSU students, GSU staff and other adults desiring to obtain basic fire safety knowledge.

Fire Safety for Building Managers and Building Emergency Response Representatives

Course Length:1.5 hours

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee.

Description:

This class prepares designated and or specified individuals to become aware of building safety features, evacuation procedures, and assist in formulating a foundation for executing duties in the event of fire or emergency evacuation.  Class participants will obtain a reformed assessment on how to recognize various deficiencies that could have an effect on building operations and emergency evacuation in buildings on Georgia State University campus.  The target audience for this class is Building Managers and Building Emergency Response Representatives.

 
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