Training & Outreach
- Department Contacts
Contact any of these departments to notify of emergencies, to discuss emergency preparedness or to report issues with notification systems.
- Online Learning Center
Find a list of resources available to educate on a wide variety of issues dealing with health and safety.
- Laboratory Safety Requirements
Training requirements depend on the nature of work being done. Faculty, staff and students working in a lab should select training courses based on the types of hazards that could be encountered. Everyone must be properly trained before beginning their work, given new assignments, or when new hazards are introduced.
- National Incident Management System Training Information
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5, Management of Domestic Incidents, issued in February 2003 requires a single comprehensive approach to domestic incident management under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS embraces the Incident Command System (ICS) and establishes the Nation's first unified response structure that is scalable to fit the needs and complexity of a disaster event while unifying Federal, State and local responders under one emergency management approach.
- Texas Homeland Security Training
This website offers advanced Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) training.
- FEMA Independent Study Program
This website offers free National Incident Management System (NIMS) basic training online.
- Active Shooter Training
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Independent Study Course titled: Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), is a no-cost training course developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. This training is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI).
- Cy-Fair CERT
Training provided by Cy-Fair CERT team. Cy-Fair CERT conducts annual recurrent training drills incorporating every aspect of training. This includes search and rescue techniques, injury assessments, first aid and triage, cribbing skills, evidence recovery and applying Incident Command procedures in preparation to participate in the annual Harris County CERT Rodeo.
- Community Response Task Force
- JetStream - National Weather Service online school for weather