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Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management




Welcome to the Hinds Community College's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website. The OEM is dedicated in fabricating and preserving a safe and engaged campus community through mitigation, preparedness, planning, training and educational outreach efforts. By applying an all-hazardous approach, the OEM can affectively respond, coordinate, and quickly recover from emergencies.

  • Planning and Response
  • EagleOne Alert - Emergency Notification
  • Outreach & Training Services
  • National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
  • Downloads

The mission of the Hinds Community College, Office of Emergency Management is to protect the college community by coordinating and integrating activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. 



Active Shooter

Bomb Threats - Suspicious letters and packages


Emergency College Closing - Class Cancelation

Emergency First Aid


Gas Leaks

Hurricane - Tropical Storms

Inclement Weather - Tornadoes

Inclement Weather - Wintery Weather

Power Outages 



Hinds Community College's Emergency Alert System is called EagleOne Alert. It is used to communicate vital information to let students, parents and staff knows when there is an emergency on or around campus and what they need to do to be safe. To proceed to EagleOne Alert, click here. 

The OEM Outreach and Training Services encompasses training events for all college students, faculty and staff. We offer numerous courses/classes throughout the year and are available to teach specialized classes or facilitate exercises for groups. For training requests, please send an email that includes your contact information, topic and purpose of training and number of participants. 


Training Courses


Basic Emergency Preparedness

Course Length: 2 hours

Course lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee


Individual preparedness is the responsibility of all faculty, staff and students on the campuses of Hinds CC. Everyone should know how to prepare, respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster both at home and in the workplace. This class will help prepare members of the Hinds CC community to respond to various building level emergencies and national emergencies. The training is available to all students, faculty, and staff.  


Incident Management Team Orientation

Course Length: 1 hour

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee

Description: The Orientation program is a requirement for all IMT and is intended to provide an overview of the program. This class discusses the role of the members and recourses, including training and templates, available to each member. 


Active shooter: What to do! 

Course length: 1 hour 

Course lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No fee

Description: An active shooter is defined as an armed person who has used deadly force on people and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims. Although active shooter incidents on college campuses are rare events, the shootings which occurred on the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University campuses demonstrate that faculty, staff, and students should be ready for any type of emergency. The goal of this program is to provide faculty, staff, and students with emergency response options should they become involved in an active shooter situation on campus or in the community. 


CPR/ Defibrillator Training: 

Course Length: 3 to 4 hours

Course Lead: Office of Emergency Management 

Fee: No fee for course unless an American Heart Association CPR card is ordered for $10. 

Description: The CPR course is a modular and teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Students also learn to recognize the warning signs of heart attach and stoke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. In addition, automated external defibrillator (AED) training is included in the course. 


Fire Safety 1: Basic Fire Safety 

Course Length: 2 hours

Course lead: Office of Emergency Management

Fee: No Fee


This class is designed to provide a basic overview on fire safety education and enhance individuals' awareness of fire safety and prevention. After attending this class, participants will possess sound knowledge on fire safety and will be capable of making good and responsible choices when it comes to fire related situations. The training is available to all students, faculty and staff. 


Weather Safety

Course length: 2 hours

Course lead: Office of Emergency Management 

Fee: No fee. 


This class is designed to provide a basic overview on weather safety education and enhance individuals awareness of weather safety. After attending the class, participants will possess sound knowledge on weather safety and will be capable of making good and responsible choices when it comes to weather related situations. The training is available to all students, faculty, and staff. 



The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a consistent nationwide approach to Federal, State, and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity. Training includes standard courses on multi-agency incident command and management, organizational structure, and operational procedures; discipline-specific and agency incident management courses; and courses on the integration and use of supporting technologies. The courses are provided both online and in classroom settings for participants. The following courses are online and available 24/7 to employees for completion.


Online Course Information: Classes are listed in recommended order to completion to enhance comprehension of content. 


IS 700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System - Provides training on and resources for the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIM provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. 


IS 100.HE: Introduction to Incident Command System for Higher Education - Provides training on and resources for personnel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS). It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).


IS 200: Incident Command System for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents - Provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the Incident Command System (ICS). The primary target audiences are response personnel at the supervisory level. 


IS 800: National Response Framework, An Introduction - Provides training on and resources for National Response and Framework. The National Response Framework specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to incidents of National significance. The National Response Framework is predicted on the National Incident Management System, or NIMS. Together the National Response Framework and NIMS provide a nationwide framework for working cooperatively to prevent or respond to treats and incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity. 


Classroom Course Information: The additional two courses, UCS 300 and ICS 400, are presented in a classroom environment and are designed for College Senior Level Supervisors. If you are interested in attending these higher level courses please contact the OEM for upcoming dates. 


ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System - Objectives and topical areas addressed during he training are to describe the how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents. Discuss the incident /event management process for expanding incidents and supervisors as prescribed by the Incident Command System. During the training sessions are participants implement the management process on a simulated Type 3 incident and develop an Incident Action Plan for the simulated incident. 


ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System - The objectives and topical areas addressed in this training sessions address how a Unified Command functions within a multi-jurisdiction or multi-agency incident. The training sessions also outline the advantages of Unified Command and what kinds of situations may call for a Unified Command organization. This level of training will also address the planning process to include responsibilities of the senior level positions, issues that affect the incident complexity and the tools available to analyze complexities. The training also provides guidelines on the responsibilities and roles of the senior leadership, their staff, agency representatives, and technical specialists to include reporting relationships and how they can be effectively used within the incident organization. It also addresses the transfer of command. 

Ultimately, the purpose of emergency management is to increase the College's capabilities to respond to the hazards that threaten campus, all the while, preventing or reducing the impact of the hazards on the community. 


We provide guides, flyers, and posters to help with this purpose. 


For faculty and staff to access this information about the OEM's emergency resources CLICK HERE.