MGT-412: Sport and Special Event Evacuation and Protective Actions

MGT-412: Sport and Special Event Evacuation and Protective Actions







The Sport and Special Event Evacuation and Protective Actions course helps sport and special event managers prepare and/or enhance their event action plan through incorporation of flexible and scalable protective measures. These measures can be used in isolation or in response to a larger, multi-agency response initiative. This innovative course helps venue operators, first responders, emergency managers, law enforcement, contractors, promoters, and owners of events to collaborate on evacuation and sheltering plans with actionable decision criteria that can be adapted for almost any event.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS⁴) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of the Texas A&M University System.


  • Organizing Stakeholders
  • Protective Action Planning
  • Decision-Making Process
  • Communicating Protective Action Movements
  • Training, Exercise, and Equipment Requirements


  • Venue Operators
  • Event Managers
  • Public Safety Agencies
  • League Administrators and Officials
  • Team Administrators
  • Venue Owners
  • Local Government
  • Event Operators
  • Risk Management Personnel
  • Athletic Departments
  • Third-Party Service Providers
  • Public Relations and Marketing

Recommended Training

  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management (or equivalent experience)
  • IS-100.C: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200.C: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Registration Requirements

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online here.

Workshop Resources

Course Schedule

Start DateCompletion DateCityOnline Registration
May 15, 2024May 16, 2024Crowley, LAClick Here
Jun 4, 2024Jun 5, 2024Nashville, TNClick Here
Jun 5, 2024Jun 6, 2024Vermillion, SDClick Here
Jun 5, 2024Jun 6, 2024Plantation, FLClick Here
Jun 18, 2024Jun 19, 2024Durham, NCClick Here
Aug 5, 2024Aug 6, 2024Greenville, SCClick Here

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