Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management

MGT440 – 24.00 Hours


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05/21/24 – 05/23/24 Gainesville, FL FP MGT440 107 Register
07/09/24 – 07/11/24 Columbia, MO FP MGT440 117 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This scenario-based course provides the opportunity to learn and implement policy-level decision-making and incident management alongside industry experts during multiple simulated events. These All-Hazard, simulation-supported emergency response exercises are designed to hone individual and team skills through the perspective of the Incident Command Post, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Policy Group. The course uses a multi-disciplinary, team-building approach designed to give participants the skills to safely manage an expanding incident, whether natural, human-caused, or technological, within the context of sports and special events.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (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


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements


Prior to course delivery, the hosting jurisdiction will inform all participants of the FEMA requirement to establish a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) . This can be accomplished by registering at FEMA’s website. Participants will be asked to provide their SID when they complete the online registration process for the course.

Participants Must Provide

  • Photo identification is required on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
  • Participants will need to bring a device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to complete the course evaluation and take the post-test in class.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must attend each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, pre-test, and post-test. The pre-test needs to be completed prior to the course. All participants must sign the attendance roster for each day of the course and complete the evaluation at the end of the course in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the strategic considerations confronting leadership at policy, coordination, and event operations/incident management levels when an incident occurs during a sports or special event.
  • Define sports and special events.
  • Understand how crowds impact event planning.
  • Understand the key concepts and processes needed to plan and prepare for smooth, coordinated operations at a sporting event, including risk and hazard assessment, contingencies and objectives, and other event operational considerations.
  • Understand the event planning process.
  • Put together an Event Action Plan (EAP).
  • Employ the decision-making process throughout the event planning process using collected information.
  • Understand post-event actions, including the post-event analysis meeting and the after-action report.
  • Apply key concepts and processes needed to plan and implement a response to an incident during a sporting or special event, including risk awareness, incident management, resource management, crowd management, and evacuation.
  • Understand the communications process and coordination between the Incident Command Post (ICP), Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC)/Policy Group.
  • Identify the triggers for initiating evacuation and shelter in-place movements, communications strategies for emergency notification, human behavior during emergencies, and the methods of providing assistance to individuals with access and functional needs.
  • Assess how critical areas of managing an -all-hazard, high consequence incident response in a sports or special event contact are applied in practice.

Suggested Audience

  • Operators/Event Managers of Large Venues and Arenas
  • Event Promoters and Sponsors
  • Universities/Colleges
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Hospitals/Medical Centers
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Transportation Authority

Other Information

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is available at no direct cost to state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies/entities.

Course Size

  • Maximum 40 participants
  • Minimum 26 participants

Course Length

  • 3 days (24 Hours)


  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.daily

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900

Contact Information

James Burghard

Phone: (307) 286-0370
Email: [email protected]


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As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement, this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction.

Course Delivery Dates

Course delivery dates are at the discretion of the requesting agents or jurisdiction and must be consecutive.

An interested jurisdiction/agency contacts their respective State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact (SAA TPOC) to request a National Training and Education Division (NTED) instructor-led course. It is then at the SAA TPOC’s discretion to approve or not approve the training request. If the SAA TPOC agrees to the training request, he/she contacts the training partner directly with information about the specific course to schedule, the number of participants interested in attending the course, and a listing of preferred dates