Training Resources

Emergency Management Training Opportunities
Below is a listing of emergency management training that is regularly offered through the Auburn University Department of Public Safety & Security.  Scheduled sessions are shown on our event calendar.  Employees can register for most courses through FAST-Train.  If you are not an employee and are interested in attending a class, or if you need assistance or additional information, please contact us at (334) 844-8888 or emergencymanagement@auburn.edu.

Employee Emergency Preparedness and Campus Safety Series
This three part series (EM301, EM302 and EM303) provides information for employees on emergency preparedness and campus safety.  All employees are strongly encouraged to attend for a basic understanding of campus safety at Auburn University.  A certificate of completion will be issued to all who complete the entire series.

EM301 – Employee Emergency Preparedness
Target Audience:   All employees
Length:  1 hour
Session Dates:  See calendar or FAST-Train
Part one of the three part series provides an overview of Auburn University's emergency guidelines and notification system, expectations of faculty and staff during an emergency, safety devices on campus, and general campus safety information.  Register for the course through FAST-Train, or contact Public Safety and Security at 334-844-8888 for more information or to schedule a session for your work unit or group.

EM302 – Workplace Violence Prevention
Target Audience:   All employees
Length:  1 hour
Session Dates:  See calendar or FAST-Train
Part two of the three part series discusses workplace violence trends, indicators of potential violence, and how and when to report concerns about potentially threatening behavior.  Register for the course through FAST-Train, or contact Public Safety and Security at 334-844-8888 for more information or to schedule a session for your work unit or group.

EM303 – Active Shooter Response
Target Audience:   All employees
Length:  2 hours
Session Dates:  See calendar or FAST-Train
Part three of the three part series trains attendees on active shooter response by providing a range of options available using ALICE – Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.  Each component is discussed in detail and demonstrations of techniques for lockdown, barricading and countering an attack are given.    Register for the course through FAST-Train, or contact Public Safety and Security at 334-844-8888 for more information or to schedule a session for your work unit or group.

EM317 – Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) Training
Target Audience:   Employees
Length:  16 hours, plus ½ day emergency exercise (EM317-E)
Session Dates: See calendar or FAST-Train
Campus Community Emergency Response Teams (Campus CERT or CCERT) are groups of trained individuals who have volunteered to take an active role during campus emergencies.  Teams are generally organized by building.  Our goal is to have a team in every occupied building on campus. 
The CCERT training program prepares team members for routine activation during events such as tornado warnings and fire alarms and non-routine activation during a disaster.  Topics covered during the training include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical triage and treatment, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism and team organization.  Attendees are provided hands-on fire extinguisher training and automated external defibrillator (AED) familiarization as part of the class.

EM317-E – Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) Exercise
Target Audience:  Campus CERT Members
Length:  3 hours
Session Dates: See calendar or FAST-Train
This half day exercise is the culmination of the Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) training.  The disaster simulation provides team members the opportunity for hands-on practice of the skills that they learned in the CCERT course, including fire extinguishing, light search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment.

EM317-R – Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) Refresher
Target Audience:  Campus CERT Members
Length:  4 hours
Session Dates: See calendar or FAST-Train
This course provides a review of basic Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) skills, including fire extinguishing, light search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment.  An update on the CCERT program and campus emergency management initiatives is also provided as part of this refresher course.

EM900 – Basic Storm Spotter Course
Target Audience:  Employees, students, community
Length:  2 hours
Session Dates: See calendar or FAST-Train
This course, presented by meteorologists from the National Weather Service, provides information that will help attendees recognize and understand severe weather better.  The course is generally offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall.

AED Familiarization
Target Audience:  Employees, students
Length:  30 minutes
Session Dates:   Scheduled upon request
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available in a number of buildings on the Auburn University main campus.  AEDs can be used by lay persons and do not require special training.  This course familiarizes attendees with the AED units that are found on campus and provides an overview of their use.   Employees are encouraged to take a CPR and AED course for more detailed training and certification.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)
The National Incident Management System was developed so responders from different jurisdictions and disciplines can work together and better respond to natural disasters and emergencies.
Auburn University Emergency Management strongly encourages employees to take some NIMS courses, starting with IS 700 (NIMS: An Introduction).  The above link will allow you to select the courses that best fit your situation.

Evacu-Trac Training
Evacu-Trac devices have been placed in several multistory buildings on campus.  These devices can be used to assist in evacuating mobility-impaired persons from higher floors to the exterior exits.  The link above provides more information about the Evacu-Trac devices as well as a short training video on how to use them.

More training opportunities will be posted as they become available.

Last Updated: Oct. 13, 2014

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