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Course Descriptions:

CPR/AED: This class is designed to teach people how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and properly use an automated external defibrillator (AED). This class is for individuals who wish to develop life-saving skills in a medical or health-related emergency. This class costs $15 and needs to be paid by check or cash at the beginning of the class. American Red Cross CPR/AED Certifications are valid for two (2) years from the date of the course.

First Aid: This class teaches response actions during health-related or medical emergencies, and assists participants to recognize and respond to cardiac, breathing and first-aid emergencies. This class costs $15 and needs to be paid by check or cash at the beginning of the class. American Red Cross First Aid Certifications are valid for two (2) years from the date of the course.

How to Help Someone in a Crisis:  This course offers nonviolent crisis intervention training tactics that are designed to teach best practices for managing difficult situations and disruptive behaviors. In this class, you will learn how to identify at-risk individuals and learn how to use nonverbal and verbal techniques to defuse hostile or belligerent behavior. Students will also learn how to control their fear and anxiety, avoid injury when a crisis becomes physical, and respond to a variety of situations, including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and fires.

Police Department Town Hall:  This is an open forum that allows students to engage with UCF Police Department to voice concerns, issues or questions as it relates to policing, affiliated resources and the community. The Town Hall will offer a facilitated discussion to share information, and is an excellent opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the men and women who keep UCF safe. 

IS-100 Incident Command System (ICS) Intro:  Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS) level 100 provides the foundation for any higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

S.A.F.E. Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange:  'S.A.F.E.'(Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is an unparalleled 2-hour educational awareness, crime-victim prevention program – encompassing Strategies, Techniques, Options, and Prevention – that provides teenaged & adult women with information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence by introducing them to the physical aspects of self-defense.
Teaching that "90% of self-defense is awareness, risk reduction, and avoiding confrontation; and only 10% is physical" (and focusing on both mental and physical preparedness) 'S.A.F.E.' provides women with solid public safety-awareness information to incorporate into their everyday lives.

Storm Spotters:  This class provides a comprehensive overview about the fundamentals of severe weather spotting. Storms Spotters offers an introductory look into at severe thunderstorms, the hazardous weather that’s produced, and some visual clues available to determine a storm’s severity.  With this training, individuals become a valuable part of the severe weather warning system.

Shots Fired: A Survival Mindset:  "SHOTS FIRED!"...the last thing you'd expect to hear in your workplace or university.  Shots Fired is a training program designed to empower people with knowledge and strategies for preventing and surviving an active shooter situation. If in the midst of violence, this program will train you to freely enter a “survival mindset.” This is the belief that you CAN take control and survive an active shooter incident.  Not only will Shots Fired train you on possible courses of action to stay alive during an active shooter attack, but it will also examine what to do in a hostage situation.  Understand the importance of early action and the options for responding to and reporting warning signs.

Hurricane Preparedness 101: This course will teach the basics of hurricane preparedness and will give citizens the tools they need to prepare and prevent unnecessary losses. Hurricanes are major causes of disaster and emergency and being prepared is essential.

**If you are have any difficulty registering for the training courses, please e-mail ucfem@ucf.edu

BLDG 52   = Student Union
BLDG 49   = Emergency Operations Center
BLDG 350 = Emergency Services Training Building

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