MGT 404 - Incident Management

Course Description:

This course emphasizes the unique aspects of response to an incident occurring during a sports/special event, including considerations for business continuity and after-action activities. You will learn the skills necessary to effectively manage an incident by applying and implementing a multi-disciplinary management team approach as described in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The course concludes with a practical application, role-play exercise that can be customized to the facility in which the course is delivered. 

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (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.


  • Athletic departments
  • Operators of large arenas/venues
  • Campus emergency management, administration, environmental health and safety, public affairs and sports information, and physical plan/public works
  • Local elected officials
  • Fire and emergency medical services
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Public health
  • Public works
  • Other state and local agency representatives
  • Media representatives


  • Incident management for sports/special events
  • National Incident Management System
  • Business continuity considerations
  • After action reporting
  • Incident action planning
  • Resource management process

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS-200 or equivalent basic Incident Command System training

Registration Requirement:

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

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours) CEUs: 1.6 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule: 

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
9/17/2019 9/18/2019 Bangor, ME Registration Managed Locally
10/22/2019 10/23/2019 Surprise, AZ Registration Managed Locally
10/29/2019 10/30/2019 Eugene, OR Registration Managed Locally
11/5/2019 11/6/2019 Nashville, TN Registration Managed Locally
2/5/2020 2/6/2020 Birmingham, AL Registration Managed Locally
3/24/2020 3/25/2020 Boca Raton, FL Registration Managed Locally