MGT 404 - Incident Management

Course Description:

This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The course concludes with a practical application, role-play exercise that can be customized to the facility in which the course is delivered. 

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 Rescue Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.


  • Athletic departments
  • Operators of large arenas/venues
  • Campus emergency management, administration, environmental health and safety, public affairs and sports information, and physical plan/public works
  • Local elected officials
  • Fire and emergency medical services
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Public health
  • Public works
  • Other state, local, and federal agency representatives
  • Media representatives


  • Incident management for sports/special events
  • National Incident Management System
  • Business continuity considerations
  • After action reporting
  • Incident action planning
  • Resource management process

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200 or equivalent basic Incident Command System training

Registration Requirement:

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

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours) CEUs: 1.6 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule: 

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
2/20/2018 2/21/2018 Santa Clara, CA Registration Managed Locally
3/27/2018 3/28/2018 West Palm Beach, FL Registration Managed Locally
4/17/2018 4/18/2018 East Rutherford, NJ Registration Managed Locally
5/15/2018 5/16/2018 Gainesville, FL Register Here
6/5/2018 6/6/2018 Charlottesville, VA Registration Managed Locally
6/6/2018 6/7/2018 Brockport, NY Registration Managed Locally
6/13/2018 6/14/2018 Conway, SC Registration Managed Locally
6/19/2018 6/20/2018 Fort Worth, TX Register Here
6/26/2018 6/27/2018 Albany, NY Registration Managed Locally