Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management
The Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management course is a scenario-based practicum of three primary areas within the field of sports and special events management: a) incident management, b) crowd and evacuation management; and c) crisis information management. The course is intended to prepare emergency responders as well as event management personnel, concessionaries, athletic department personnel, and elected and chief executives who would be involved in the preparation for and response to a large-scale incident during sporting or special events. There are three rigorous, simulation-supported, scenario-based emergency response activities designed to hone both individual and team building decision-making and incident management skills in the context of sports and special events operations.
This course addresses several national priorities and capabilities that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) encourages state and local jurisdictions to establish, as outlined in the Strategic National Risk Assessment (SNRA), Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness Goal, and the core capabilities.
The core capabilities provide guidance on the specific capabilities and levels of capability that federal, state, local, and tribal entities will be expected to develop and maintain. The current core capabilities identify thirty-one essential capabilities. This workshop addresses capability targets under the following capabilities through an instructor-led training module and activities to emphasize key points:
- Operational coordination
- Operation communications
- Community resilience
- Response/Health and safety
- Intelligence and information sharing
- Public and private services and resources
The goal of this course is to provide you with opportunities to implement incident management and decision-making skills needed to safely manage an expanding incident within a sports and special events context. To accomplish this, the course uses a multi-discipline, team-building approach to accomplish the learning objectives.
Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- 1. Identify and discuss the key concepts and processes needed to plan and prepare for smooth, coordinated operations at a sporting or special event, including risk awareness, effective resource management, and other event operational considerations.
- 2. Employ the Emergency Management Exercise System (EM*ES) in incident command post simulation-based practical exercises.
- 3. Evaluate and manage the response to a simulated large-scale, all-hazards incident that involves a sports or special event from a policy, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and/or incident command post perspective.
- 4. Identify and discuss the key concepts and processes needed to plan and implement a response to an incident during a sporting or special event, including risk awareness, incident management and resource management, and crowd management and evacuation.
- 5. Evaluate how critical areas of managing an all-hazard, high-consequence incident response in a sports or special event context are applied in practice.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
To reinforce the multi-discipline team approach, the target audience for this course must include representation from the organization executive management/owners, event management and operations staff, operators and/or managers of large arenas/venues, as well as the host community and emergency response managers and representatives from local government. Personnel who represent community public relations, risk management, business/finance, and business continuity functions are also essential to the course’s success. When the course involves universities and colleges, the audience must also include stakeholders from athletic departments and/or event management staffs and representatives from campus public safety, emergency management, campus administration, campus environmental health and safety, the physical plant, and student life/affairs. The audience also includes stakeholders from communities that host, surround, or neighbor sports/special events venues. These include fire services; emergency medical services; law enforcement at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels; non-governmental organizations; public health; public works; and other local, state, and federal agency representatives that would be involved in the planning and management of a sports/special event or large venue, as well as representatives from local and regional media services.
Participants must complete the following training prior to attending this course if they intend to pursue the certificate in Sports and Special Events Incident Management:
MGT-404 Sports and Special Event Incident Management
It is recommended that participants complete the following training:
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS-300 - Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents
ICS-400 - Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents
IS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
IS-800.b - National Response Framework, An Introduction
For more information, contact:
TEXAS A&M ENGINEERING EXTENSION SERVICE
200 Technology Way
College Station, Texas 77845-3424
979.458.5620 or 855.245.1614 (toll-free)
No tuition is charged.
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