Emergency Response and Safety Training

Missouri State University is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing a campus crisis/emergency response plan and allocating resources to respond to possible emergencies is one way in which the University offers this support. The following training programs support both personal and professional development for employees.  These programs are provided  by the Office of Human Resources with the support of Safety and Transportation, Counseling and Testing, the Center for Dispute and Resolution, and Campus Recreation. The complete University's Emergency Response Plan is located online and the Employee Quick Reference for Emergency Response Procedures is available for download as a desk side reference for employees.  West Plains' employees should  download the West Plains Employee Quick Reference for Emergency Response Procedures for their reference.

National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity.  Training includes standard courses on multi-agency incident command and management, organizational structure, and operational procedures; discipline-specific and agency-specific incident management courses; and courses on the integration and use of supporting technologies. The courses are provided both online and in classroom settings for participants.  The following courses are online and available 24/7 to employees for completion: IS700.A, ICS100.HE, ICS 200.B, and IS 800.B.  The ICS300 and ICS400 are presented in a classroom environment and are designed for the senior level emergency supervisors of the University. The Missouri State University's NIMS Training matrix outlines recommended courses for the different levels of leadership and emergency responders.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an excellent course for learning more about how the University and the community responds to emergencies at home and at work. The skills learned in this training session will help you better respond to the safety and care of your family and fellow workers for all levels of emergency situations. The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. This 24 hour classroom and hands on training course is presented by local area law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. The NIMS100 which is a prerequisite for this course can be completed online in approximately 1 -2 hours which provides an overview of the National Incident Management System and how emergency response teams integrate within  the system.

Prepare Training: Respect, Service, and Safety at Work   

The curriculum of the Prepare Training is designed to support employees at all levels of responsibility in the execution of all phases of emergency response to include preventive, response, and recovery. The strategies in this course are designed to help reduce frequency and severity of crisis situations. Participants acquire the skills to effectively respond to anxious, irrational, angry, hostile, or potentially dangerous behavior, and minimize the negative impact of challenging encounters.  The program consists of three components training: the foundation course which addresses respect, service, and safety in the workplace, an overview of the University's Emergency Response Plan presented by Safety, and a session presented by Counseling and Testing titled "Recognizing Students in Distress." The focus of the program is to provide faculty and staff with practical approaches to workplace safety issues, information on University resources available for assistance in resolving situations, and an overview of the University's Emergency Response Plan.

Addressing Conflict Workshop Series

Four workshops are being offered by the Center for Dispute Resolution in support of our Emergency Response and Safety Plan. Topics are Addressing Conflict Effectively, Personality Types & Conflict, Managing Emotions & Diffusing Anger, Conflict During the Holidays. The first hour of each session will teach you about the topic, and the second (optional) hour offers you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned. You may choose to attend only the first hour or the full two hours. These workshops are open to all faculty and staff and are sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR). The CDR is a part of the Department of Communication at Missouri State University.  To register or for more information visit Campus Conflict Workshop Series.

SHARP Self Defense Training

Sexual Harassment, Assault, and Rape Prevention (SHARP) training deals with protecting yourself through prevention of attacks and learning techniques for escape. You will learn valuable information about how to avoid confrontation and how to best defend yourself if physically attacked or confronted. The goal of this two evening training session is to provide you with insight into the principles of avoidance, escape, and evasion from an attack along with hands on experience on how to physically protect yourself. The two session evening course is conducted jointly by the Springfield Police Department and Missouri State University's Safety and Transportation Department. Please wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. This course is designed for women. 

CPR/AED and First Aid Training

Missouri State University assists with the costs and fees for employees. Spouses, dependents, and friends are welcome to participate at their own expense.

Employees may also use their Noncredit Course Fee Waiver toward the cost of CPR/AED and First Aid courses.

  • CPR-Adult/AED and optional Child/AED, CPR-Infant - $30
  • Standard First Aid - $25
  • CPR Recertification (Offered May Only) - $20
  • Wilderness First Aid (Non-credit Course Fee Waiver Only) - $75

University AED Responders

University AED Responders can register for Adult CPR/AED class dates. All employees identified as University AED Responders are required to maintain Adult CPR/AED certification. If you are interested in becoming a University AED Responder, or would like more information on this program, contact HRTraining@MissouriState.edu or SafetyandTransportation@missouristate.edu before registering.

Adult CPR/AED

This American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillation) course provides employees the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies until advance medical personnel arrive. Participants will receive a CPR Booklet and Certification Card for successful completion. Certification is valid for 1 year.

First Aid

This American Red Cross First Aid course provides employees the knowledge and skills to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advance medical personnel arrive. This course does not include information on breathing or cardiac emergencies. Certification is valid for 3 years.

American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid

The American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course is recommended for those who work, live, and play in remote areas, often too far away for quick access by emergency medical services.  This course focuses on Delayed Help Scenarios, Skill Practices, Injuries, Fractures, and so forth.  The course is a two night course, concluding with a 50 question exam; upon completion participants will be issued a certification valid for 3 years.  Many employers in the fields of recreation and camp counseling look for this type of certification.  Fortunately, Outdoor Adventures is able to provide this certification to students, faculty, and staff for a significantly reduced fee. Faculty and Staff members may use their Noncredit Course Fee Waiver benefit toward this course. Please register online through Campus Recreation or call 836.5334.

Missouri State University is committed to supporting the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing a campus crisis/emergency response plan and allocating resources to respond to possible emergencies is one way in which the University offers this support. The following training programs support both personal and professional development for employees.  These programs are provided  by the Office of Human Resources with the support of Safety and Transportation, Counseling and Testing, the Center for Dispute and Resolution, and Campus Recreation. The complete University's Emergency Response Plan is located online with the Employee Quick Reference for Emergency Response Procedures available for download as a deskside reference for employees.