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Training Opportunities

At Public Safety, we want to be seen as a resource for the campus community, so we have developed training with ISU staff, faculty, and students in mind. Whether you want to learn more about how critical incidents are handled on campus, or want to give your team the tools they need to think critically when disaster strikes, we have a training for you! Most courses are also available in-person or virtually. The information below provides an overview of several of the training opportunities we offer. Use the link below to see the upcoming courses on the Pocatello campus, or if you don't see something that works for you, please email pubsafe@isu.edu 



Life Safety Leadership Training provides a background into how ISU handles emergency situations, including critical communication strategies. Participants get an opportunity to freshen up their skills by learning about what steps they can take to keep themselves and their teams safe during emergency situations where they may be asked to shelter-in-place, or evacuate. We will share specific actions to help individuals verbally de-escalate situations using proven strategies, critically think about how to respond during an active shooter situation, and increase their fire safety knowledge. Life Safety Leadership Training is a preparedness tool designed to help both the individual and teams navigate emergency situations.


Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: In-person or virtually, details dependent

Participants: 5 - 20

Idaho State University Department of Public Safety is often requested to present or provide direction when it comes to an Active Shooter Event or other Targeted Hostility. Through this training, you will learn what it means to "Run - Hide - Fight" (Avoid - Deny - Defend).  You will be provided with guidance and proven strategies for surviving and the tools to begin pre-planning for a worst-case scenario.  


Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Location: In-person or virtually, details dependent

Verbal De-escalation is a valuable skill to possess because it can help students, faculty, and staff identify, manage, and address conflict. Conflict can arise at any time and by anyone. This training is designed around real-world situations. We will help you learn how to manage a person in crisis, manage somebody causing a disturbance, and know how to act and react to a violent or potentially violent situation.


Duration: 20 minutes (introductory course), 60 - 90 minutes (full presentation)

Location: In person, details dependent

This is a basic course designed for anyone who is interested in learning about how Idaho State University manages critical incidents. Participants will learn about decision-making processes for critical incidents and campus closure, ISU's critical incident response capabilities, and campus emergency communications. Participants will also learn tips and tricks to help improve their personal safety and how to report suspicious behavior. 


Duration: 1 hour

Location: In-person or virtually, details dependent

Incident Management training provides an overview of the roles, responsibilities, and processes associated with managing campus emergencies. It includes suggested systems, tools, and best practices useful in managing an incident response. Participants will learn through training and exercise how different groups on campus interface during critical incident response to resolve problems collaboratively and efficiently. This course is designed for all individuals who are often the first on the scene for critical incidents on campus or in their facility, the incident leadership team members and their backups, and senior leadership. 


Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours

Location: In-person,  details dependent

Participants: 10-20


Other topics we are able to teach include, but are not limited to:

  • Residential security
  • Personal property inventory
  • Vehicle safety
  • Alcohol and drug awareness
  • Personal safety
  • Rape and acquaintance rape precautions
  • Domestic violence issues
  • CPR and Stop the Bleed

If what you're looking for isn't listed, fill out the form and we will try to meet your specific needs.

This form must be filled out to submit your request for training.



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