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


  • AWR-167: Sport and Special Event Risk Management (or equivalent experience)
  • IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • IS-800: 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
Dec 6, 2022Dec 7, 2022Oxford, OHClick Here
Dec 12, 2022Dec 13, 2022Tallahassee, FLClick Here
Jan 10, 2023Jan 11, 2023Jacksonville, FLClick Here
Jan 26, 2023Jan 27. 2023Wilmington, NCClick Here
Feb 7, 2023Feb 8, 2023Salem, ORClick Here
Feb 22, 2023Feb 23, 2023Ann Arbor, MIClick Here
Feb 28, 2023Mar 1, 2023Blacksburg, VAClick Here
July 11, 2023July 12, 2023Lauderdale Lakes, FLClick Here

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