The courses below represent a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System. Through funding from the Department of Homeland Security, our combined efforts and unique partnership provides the capability to deliver the most comprehensive set of sport security trainings to emergency responders, senior officials, and medical personnel conducting sporting events.
DHS/FEMA Approved Training Workshops
This curriculum is focused upon building capabilities for multi-agency collaboration. Intact university teams will learn to agree on basic concepts relative to: planning, risk assessment, training, exercising plans, and recovery/ business continuity through scenario-based training modules.
This 16-hour course develops athletic department staffs, facility management personnel, campus public safety personnel, emergency response supervisors, and others involved in sports and special event management to better prepare for, manage, and recover from incidents that could occur during a sporting event or other special event.
This 24-hour 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.
The Sport Event Evacuation Training and Exercise Course will provide assistance to sport venue managers to prepare and/or enhance evacuation planning capabilities to assist emergency responders in implementing flexible and scalable evacuation activities.
For more information, please contact Lauren Cranford at 601.266.5758 or e-mail Lauren.Cranford@usm.edu or Daniel Ward at 601.266.5999 or e-mail Daniel.L.Ward@usm.edu.