Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-148 Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents - Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems

Thursday, August 25, 2022

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Risk Management for Protection Programs and Activities


The purpose of the Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Local School Systems course is to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and personnel on the elements that must be in place to effectively respond to an emergency at a school building or an entire school system.

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog.

Course Objectives
  • Will be able to state the course purpose, goals and objectives, explain how law enforcement personnel and school staff need to work collaboratively to prepare for and respond to school-based crisis events.

  • Should attain recognizable skills and terminology relevant to school emergency planning and can describe some basic security and safety risks found in schools.

  • Will be able to identify many of the different types of threats to schools and the levels of motivation by potential perpetrators' capabilities, and modes of operation.

  • Can identify and distinguish various response protocols used by schools and law enforcement as well as describe some of the devices used to instigate a school emergency incident.

  • Participants will be able to explain the basic law enforcement expectations of the school and rural law enforcement will be able to explain the roles and responsibilities of their school partners regarding incident recovery to efficiently and effectively return the school and community to normal operation while maintaining a high-level of safety and accountability.


Participants must be U.S. citizen. Please see NTED



IS 100.c

IS 200.c

IS 700.b

IS 800.c

Please note that a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID) is required for this course. To obtain a FEMA SID, please follow this link:

Target Audience

Target Disciplines: Listed via NTED

  • Tribal Government
  • School Administrators & Teachers
  • School Safety & Security Personnel
  • Community Emergency Management Personnel
  • Community Mental Health Personnel
  • Community Stakeholders
  • All First Responders, especially Law Enforcement
  • Governmental Administrative


Others who should attend:

  • Emergency Management

Continuing Education

Contact: Hours - 8



House of Awakened Culture
7235 NE Parkway
Suquamish, WA 98392

Click here for directions

Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Suquamish Tribe

Course Managers:


Ben Jones

Suquamish Tribe



John Kayser

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)



Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have effective communication access needs, including limited English proficiency. We invite any person with a disability or other access or functional need and those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

Accommodations may include:

Sign Language Interpreter - Specify type of sign language (i.e., tactile, Signed English, ASL)

CART– Real-time captioning


Other Language needs - please indicate


If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course managers listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at We will be happy to assist you.


To apply, please click here.