​Santa Monica College Trainings 

What is Your Role in an Emergency?

Join us for this practical workshop led by SMC Campus Police on how to prepare for an emergency situation and possibly prevent a crisis situation. We'll discuss specific scenarios such as what to do in the event of an earthquake, fire, bomb threats, and active shooter.

Learn how to better prepare yourself, your students, and your community in the event of an emergency. 

AUDIENCE: Students, Staff, Faculty, and Managers

*Training schedules will vary. Contact College Police at 310-434-4608 to arrange a group training.

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT)

The Santa Monica College Police Department is currently training District Faculty and Staff to become a certified Campus Community Emergency Response Team.

The primary purpose of this program is to apply the established CERT model to the college and university environment. Every campus community is a virtual "city within a city", with many of the same challenges to public health and safety faced by any other community, but also some unique or special risks and vulnerabilities.

Whether located in rural, urban or metropolitan areas, colleges and universities have large, diverse and multicultural populations of faculty, staff, and students on campus during the school year. Many also have large sports stadiums or arenas, conference centers, concert halls or other facilities that attract hundreds of visitors at a time for special events.

Campus critical infrastructures may also include research laboratories, power plants, drinking water or wastewater treatment plants, hospitals and clinics, and IT networks.

AUDIENCE: Staff, Faculty, and Managers

If you’d like to be part of the SMC C-CERT training and serve as a front line responder after a major disaster, please contact Sergeant Jere Romano at the SMC Police Department. (X4608) 

Online Trainings

Please watch the Emergency Preparedness video and complete the online quiz.

Emergency Preparedness


Emergency Preparedness Training Quiz

National Incident Management System/ Incident Command Center (NIMS/ICS):

  • NIMS Online Resource Center

  • NIMS/ IS-100.HE

  • ICS 100.HE, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of ICS.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This course uses the same objectives and content as other ICS courses with higher education examples and exercises.

  • NIMS/ IS 700
    This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. And to make IS 700 more interesting, we have IS 700 training scheduled for face-to-face sessions here on campus. Emergency Coordinator Marcia Lewis is presenting these workshops.

    If you would like to attend one of these IS 700 on-campus workshops, please complete a workshop registration form, you must complete IS100 first to attend.

Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS): 

SEMS Quiz Link 

Emergency Kits 

A personal emergency kit is available to all college employees who participate in face to face Emergency Preparedness Training.

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