Course Code: EMGT 2001
Course Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Description: This class is intended for employees that are designated by their department as Emergency Preparedness Coordinators (EPCs) in order to give them the basic knowledge of what to do when an emergency occurs such as a fire, tornado or medical emergency. EPCs are expected to share this knowledge with their department to ensure that other employees, students and visitors know what to do and where to go during an emergency.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what an EPC is and explain their roles and responsibilities.
  • Teach employees how to prepare for, and respond during, various emergency scenarios.
  • Utilize tools and resources that will help them to be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Target Audience:

  • WashU employees who have been appointed the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator by their department and who have been officially designated as such in HRMS.
  • WashU employees who wish to learn more about how to better prepare for, and respond during, an emergency situation.

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Course Code: EMGT 2002
Course Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Annual Refresher

Description: All department designated Emergency Preparedness Coordinators (EPC) are strongly encouraged to attend this annual meeting to review emergency response procedures, receive updated information regarding the EPC program, conduct a training needs assessment, and share best practices.

Course Objectives: During this course, participants will:

  • Review preparedness and response procedures university employees should take during emergency situations.
  • Learn updated information about the EPC program, the Emergency Management Department, and other resources that may better prepare employees for an emergency.
  • Receive information on upcoming training related to emergency preparedness.

Target Audience: Emergency Preparedness Coordinators who have already attended the initial EPC training (EMGT 2001)

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Course Code: EMGT 2003
Course Title: Fire Extinguisher Training

Description: This course provides basic fire safety education, as well as hands-on experience using a fire extinguisher. After an overview of fire safety and instructions for fire extinguisher use, participants will use a training extinguisher to put out a live fire.

Course Objectives: During this course, participants will:

  • Learn the P.A.S.S. method for using a fire extinguisher.
  • Become better prepared to respond to a fire or fire alarm activation.

Target Audience: WashU faculty, staff and students who wish to increase their fire safety knowledge and build competency using a fire extinguisher.

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Course Code: EMGT 2004
Course Title: General Emergency Preparedness

Description: This course provides basic information about how to prepare for, or respond during, an emergency situation. The presentation includes emergency response procedures, information about the WashU Emergency Notification System and additional resources that are available to help prepare for an emergency.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Learn how to prepare for and respond during various emergency scenarios.
  • Learn about tools and resources that will help them to better prepare for an emergency.
  • Learn about the WashUAlert system and which actions employees and students should take when they receive an emergency notification.

Target Audience: WashU faculty, staff, and students who wish to learn more about what steps they can take to better prepare for, and respond during, an emergency situation.

*This class is only available by request. Email WashUReady@wustl.edu. 


Course Code: EMGT 2005
Course Title: Active Shooter Response Training

Description: This class is intended to give faculty, staff and students a better understanding of what their options are when confronted by a person committing violence or an active shooter situation at the university. Participants will learn the Run, Hide, Fight, Report method and how the university will respond to an emergency of this nature.

Course Objectives: During this course, participants will:

  • Learn the Run, Hide, Fight, Report method of active shooter response.
  • Use case studies and past incidents to illustrate which response may be the best for a given situation.
  • Learn about the WashUAlert system and which actions employees and students should take when they receive an emergency notification.

Target Audience: WashU faculty, staff, and students who wish to gain a better understanding of how to respond during an active shooter/person with a weapon event.

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Course Code: EMGT 2006
Course Title: General Fire Safety

Description: This course provides basic fire safety education. The presentation includes topics such as basic fire knowledge, emergency fire response procedures and fire extinguisher use.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Learn basic fire safety knowledge to be better prepared to respond should a fire occur or a fire alarm activate.

Target Audience: WashU faculty, staff, and students who wish to gain more familiarity with what actions to take should a fire or fire alarm activation occur.
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Course Code: EMGT 3001
Course Title: Hazardous Material Incident Response Awareness

Description: This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, 2008 edition and OSHA 29 CFR1910.120. Topics include: Laws and standards of hazardous materials; identifying placards and containers; recognizing when there is a presence of hazardous material; understanding material safety data sheets and shipping papers and using the North American Emergency Response Guidebook (NAERG). Instructors are from the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Pre-approval required for registration.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the clues that determine the presence of hazardous materials.
  • Research and evaluate exposure information.
  • Make decisions and execute First Responder actions.

Target Audience: Staff members who may respond to incidents involving hazardous materials.

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