UMass Boston


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 training sessions are posted on the UMass Boston Training Portal.

If you have difficulty signing up for a class on the Training Portal or 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).

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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