MGT 412 - Evacuation

Course Description:

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 evacuation activities.

The course is highly innovative in that it builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information utilizing SportEvac, a computerized modeling simulation and visualization training system. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct evacuation analysis of a sport venue under a wide range of conditions. Course outcomes will include plans and policies specific to respective sport venues. This course is applicable to all sport venues, regardless of venue capacity.

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.


  • Athletic departments
  • Operators of large arenas/venuse
  • Public safety
  • Emergency planners


  • Incident Command System
  • Developing evacuation plans
  • Operation strategies
  • Evacuation training exercise

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction
  • 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 with 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
4/16/2019 4/17/2019 Clarksboro, NJ Registration Managed Locally
4/30/2019 5/1/2019 Ann Arbor, MI Registration Managed Locally
5/21/2019 5/22/2019 Louisville, KY Registration Managed Locally 
5/23/2019 5/24/2019 Eugene, OR Registration Managed Locally
6/12/2019 6/13/2019 Greenville, NC Register Here
6/17/2019 6/18/2019 Natchitoches, LA Registration Managed Locally
6/18/2019 6/19/2019 Little Rock, AR Register Here 
6/19/2019 6/20/2019 Burlington, VT Register Here
6/25/2109 6/26/2109 Boca Raton, FL Registration Managed Locally
7/16/2019 7/17/2019 Newark, DE Registration Managed Locally
7/16/2019 7/17/2019 Surprise, AZ Registration Managed Locally
8/7/2109 8/8/2019 Nashville, TN Registration Managed Locally
8/20/2019 8/21/2019 Albany, NY Registration Managed Locally


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