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On-Campus Preparedness Training

Staying Safe on Campus - This one-hour training for students, faculty, and staff will provide a brief overview of safety awareness topics/personal safety, focusing on campus active threat response. At the end of the training there will be time for Q&A with UMass Boston Police and Emergency Management.

Scheduled Trainings:

Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3540


  • Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 from 12pm - 1pm
  • Thursday, April 11th, 2024 from 12pm - 1pm

If you would like to schedule a customized training for your department or group, please contact the Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at 617.287.5104 (Contact).

FEMA - Until Help Arrives Training

Complete the You Are the Help Until Help Arrives online training to learn how you can provide first care to potentially save a life. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

Incident Command System (ICS) Training 

ICS is a management system designed to enable effective and efficient incident management by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications that operate within a common organizational structure. The University of Massachusetts Boston Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is based on ICS principles. Basic ICS training consists of the following courses: ICS 100, ICS 200.c, ICS 700 and ICS 800. These courses are highly recommended for all UMass Boston staff who may manage or be involved in an incident or emergency. 

Web-Based Classes

ICS 100, 200.c, 700 and 800 training modules are free and available online from the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. Access them through the following links: 

  • ICS 100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • ICS 200.c: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
  • ICS 700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • ICS 800: National Response Framework (NRF): An Introduction

FEMA ICS Resource Center

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