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Course Description

MGT-404 - Sports / Special Events Incident Management

Verified/Updated 10/8/13

Course Overview

This course emphasis 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.



This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a membr of the Texas A&M University System.



  • 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

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

Prerequisites & Other Information:

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


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


No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: TEEX
Disciplines: Health Care
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Volunteer Organization
Elected Official
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Public Works

Available Classes

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