Severe Weather Toolkit

2.0 Trainings

This section provides information and links from multiple agencies to trainings not only directly connected to the online course, but also additional suggested trainings. Unless stated otherwise, all trainings are free for school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and public junior colleges to attend. These trainings can enhance your skills and knowledge of school safety.

Training for Severe Weather Annex Development

Standard Response Protocol Train-the-Trainer Training (“I Love U Guys” Foundation)

This course will provide participants with action-based, flexible, and rationally organized tactics to respond to events, accidents, intruders, and other threats to safety. This training also covers mandated drills for Texas schools.

Standard Reunification Method Train-The-Trainer Training (“I Love U Guys” Foundation)

This course will provide participants with proven methods for planning, practicing, and achieving reunification of students with their parents or guardians in the event of a school emergency.

IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (FEMA)

This is a free online course that introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.

IS-271: Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk (FEMA)

This course provides emergency managers and other decision-makers with background information about weather, natural hazards, and preparedness.

IS-321: Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff (FEMA)

The goal of this module is to successfully communicate to the public the risks associated with hurricanes and the mitigation measures available to improve personal safety and reduce damages to structures and property.

IS-324: Community Hurricane Preparedness (FEMA) (as applicable)

This course provides those involved in the decision-making process with basic information about how hurricanes form, the hazards they pose, how the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts future hurricane behavior, and what tools and guiding principles can help emergency managers prepare the community.

IS-700: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (FEMA)

This is a free online course that provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community to work together seamlessly in preventing, mitigating, protecting, responding to, and recovering from an incident.