Training and Community Relations

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The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is here to serve the college community. OEM offers training for staff in bystander CPR, AED and First Aid. We can also assist is trainings on the National Incident Management System as well as host outside agency training for Civilian responders and CERT Teams. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management.


Emergency Management thinks of disasters and emergencies as events with 5 phases: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.  The 5 phases make up a continuous cycle of planning and action taken to maintain an comprehensive approach and maximize safety of staff, students, and visitors.

Communities are in at least one phase of emergency management at any time. Below are descriptions and provided trainings.

  • Prevention: Actions taken to avoid an emergency or incident.
  • Mitigation: Actions and measures to prevent an emergency, reduce the likelihood and chance of an emergency, or reduce the impacts and damaging effects of emergencies.
  • Preparedness: Actions and activities to increase the community's ability to respond when a disaster or emergency occurs.
  • Response: Actions taken immediately to an emergency or disaster occurring, aiming to save lives, alleviate suffering and reduce economic losses.
  • Recovery: Actions to restore critical functions and begin to manage stabilization efforts, bringing the affected area back to a degree of normal conditions.



This training includes both online and hands-on learning. Identify the types of extinguishers, which to use, and learn how to use one.



This training provides an overview of different disasters that could impact our area and the actions to take to prepare for them.

This training will familiarize you with the basic concepts of two-way radios and radio etiquette.

This training provides an overview of hurricanes and the actions to take to prepare yourself before, during, and after a hurricane hits.

This meeting will provide a guide to completing a departmental/building Emergency Action Plan. These sessions will go over the provided template and includes a floor plan walkthrough with the department to identify building exits, fire extinguishers, AEDs, and any other assets the department would like to review.

To schedule a session, please contact OEM.

For more information on EAPs, visit our Emergency Management Plan webpage.


This training provides an introduction and basic overview of business continuity. It covers why continuity planning is important, what to consider in a plan, and how to get started on planning.


This course teaches the basics in first aid, adult choking management, adult CPR and the skills required to competently use an AED on an adult patient. This course will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and lunch will be on your own. For a group of 10 or more, please contact Ali Shah to set up a private group session.

Active Shooter incidents continue to become more common, especially in education institutions. This course will discuss active shooter incidents as well as discuss how to react if an attack were to occur.

This training will provide information on domestic violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and reporting to the college. It will also include national and local resources and organizations.

This training is provided by the National Weather Service. Learn how to watch the skies during weather events and report storm information to the National Weather Service.


For more information, visit the SKYWARN Program page.


This training provides an overview of the B-COOP program, expectations and the roles/responsibilities of departments and personnel. It also walks through the B-COOP templates and the sections within.