Training and Exercises
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its partner, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), provides several online independent study courses that can better prepare an individual and/or organization to respond to an emergency. In addition to the EMI, individuals can participate in local or state emergency management training or exercises. The calendar of events can be found on the Texas Division of Emergency Management website.
Angelo State University’s Operating Policy states that any essential members of the university community should take the following courses:
- IS 100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education
- IS 200.a: Incident Command Systems for Single Resources and Initial Incidents
- IS 700.a: Introduction to the National Incident Management System
- IS 800.b: Introduction to the National Response Framework
If you have any questions about additional training or courses, please contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.
Because ASU is committed to creating and maintaining a culture of safety, the institution participates in several forms of exercises to practice responding to actual incidents. Most recently, the institution participated in a full-scale car bomb exercise on campus in conjunction with the City of San Angelo and Tom Green County to test a variety of responder functions, including but not limited to:
- Mass notification
- Actual response
- The university’s emergency operations center