MGT 412 - Evacuation and Protective Actions

Course Descriptions:

The Sport and Special 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 protective measures for evacuation and sheltering-in-place.

This innovative course helps venue operators, first responders, emergency managers, law enforcement, contractors, promoters, and owners of events to collaborate on evacuation and sheltering plans with actionable decision criteria that can be adapted for almost any event. These measures can be used in isolation or in response to a larger, multi-agency response initiative. 

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.


  • Public safety agencies
  • Risk management personnel
  • Emergency management
  • Event management and operations
  • Athletic departments
  • Host community response agencies
  • Venue owners and operators
  • Government


  • Multi-agency collaboration
  • Risk assessment
  • Sport security planning
  • Protective measures
  • Sport event staff training
  • Continuous improvement

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Attendees are also encouraged, but not required, to have completed Sport Event Risk Management (AWR-167) or equivalent training/experience.

Registration Requirement:

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:

Course Length: Two Days (15 hours) CEUs: 1.5 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule:

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
June 12, 2019 June 13, 2019 Greenville, NC Registration Managed Locally
June 17, 2019 June 18, 2019 Natchitoches, LA Registration Managed Locally
June 18, 2019 June 19, 2019 Little Rock, AR Register Here
June 19, 2019 June 20, 2019 Burlington, VT Register Here
June 25, 2019 June 26, 2019 Boca Raton, FL Registration Managed Locally
July 16, 2019 July 17, 2019 Newark, DE Registration Managed Locally
July 16, 2019 July 17, 2019 Surprise, AZ Registration Managed Locally
July 23, 2019 July 24, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA Registration Managed Locally
August 7, 2019 August 8, 2019 Nashville, TN Registration Managed Locally
August 13, 2019 August 14, 2019 Austin, TX Registration Managed Locally
August 20, 2019 August 21, 2019 Albany, NY Registration Managed Locally
August 28, 2019 August 29, 2019 Princeton, NJ Registration Managed Locally
September 18, 2019 September 19, 2019 Knoxville, IA Register Here


Workshop Resources:

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.

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