Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-440)

DHS/FEMA has directed the implementation of the Federal SID for all HSNTP granted funded participants beginning October 01, 2012. In order to register for these courses, it will be required to have a Federal SID.

Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-440)

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 skill 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.

Required Training

1.      MGT-404, Sports and Special Event Incident Management

Recommended Training

1.      IS-100.b- Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

2.      IS-200.b- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

3.      ICS-300- Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents

4.      ICS-400- Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff Complex Incidents

4.      IS-700.a- National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

5.      IS-800.b- National Response Framework, An Introduction

Target Audience

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 public safety, emergency management, campus administration, campus environmental health and safety, the physical plant, and student life/affairs.

Course Length

24 hours (3 days)

Workshop Resources

Course Information Flyer

Host Information Flyer

Course Design Document

Federal SID Instruction


Course Schedule


Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
2/10/2015 2/12/2015 Columbus, OH Register Here
4/21/2015 4/23/2015 Santa Clara, CA Register Here
6/2/2015 6/4/2015 Miami Beach, FL Register Here
6/23/2015 6/25/2015 New Haven, CT Register Here




For more information, please contact Dan DeMott at 601.266.6186 or e-mail Dan.DeMott@usm.edu or Lauren Cranford at 601.266.5758 or e-mail Lauren.Cranford@usm.edu.