Training and Community Relations

CPR Dummy

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is here to serve the college community. OEM offers training for staff in bystander CPR, AED and First Aid. We can also assist is trainings on the National Incident Management System as well as host outside agency training for Civilian responders and CERT Teams. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management.


Active Shooter Response

Active Shooter incidents continue to become more common, especially in education institutions. This course will discuss active shooter incidents as well as discuss how to react if an attack were to occur.

Bystander CPR, AED, and First Aid

ESHR 0004 - CPR/AED First Aid Training

This course teaches the basics in first aid, adult choking management, adult CPR and the skills required to competently use an AED on an adult patient. This course will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and lunch will be on your own. For a group of 10 or more, please contact Ali Shah to set up a private group session.


Before Giving CPR

1) Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that the person needs help.

2) Call 911 for assistance. If it's evident that the person needs help, call (or ask a bystander to call) 911, then send someone to get an AED. (If an AED is unavailable, or a there is no bystander to access it, stay with the victim, call 911 and begin administering assistance.)

3) Open the airway. With the person lying on his or her back, tilt the head back slightly to lift the chin.

4) Check for breathing. Listen carefully, for no more than 10 seconds, for sounds of breathing. (Occasional gasping sounds do not equate to breathing.) If there is no breathing begin CPR.


CPR Steps


1) Push hard, push fast. Place your hands, one on top of the other, in the middle of the chest. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute.






2) Deliver rescue breaths. With the person's head tilted back slightly and the chin lifted, pinch the nose shut and place your mouth over the person's mouth to make a complete seal. Blow into the person's mouth to make the chest rise. Deliver two rescue breaths, then continue compressions.

Note: If the chest does not rise with the initial rescue breath, re-tilt the head before delivering the second breath. If the chest doesn't rise with the second breath, the person may be choking. After each subsequent set of 30 chest compressions, and before attempting breaths, look for an object and, if seen, remove it.


3) Continue CPR steps. Keep performing cycles of chest compressions and breathing until the person exhibits signs of life, such as breathing, an AED becomes available, or EMS or a trained medical responder arrives on scene.

Note: End the cycles if the scene becomes unsafe or you cannot continue performing CPR due to exhaustion.



To see the steps to perform CPR in action, watch the video Putting it All Together: CPR – Adult. Or, for online, in person and blended training courses, visit the Red Cross CPR Training Page or the American Heart Association CPR Training Page

American Red Cross

American Heart Association

Radio Operations

EMGT 1904 - Basic Radio Operation and Communication

This training will familiarize you with the basic concepts of two-way radios and radio etiquette.


EMGT 1902 - Disaster Preparedness

This training provides an overview of different disasters that could impact our area and the actions to take to prepare for them.

EMGT 1906 - Hurricane Preparedness

This training provides an overview of hurricanes and the actions to take to prepare yourself before, during, and after a hurricane hits.

Continuity of Operations

ESHR 4004 - Introduction to Business Continuity of Operations Planning

This training aims to provide an introduction and overview of business continuity. It covers why continuity planning is important, what to consider in a plan, and how to get started on planning.

ESHR 4005 - Completing the Business Continuity of Operations Planning

This training walks through the B-COOP templates and the sections within the templates. It also runs through risk analysis steps and talks through some scenarios for continuity.

Fire Extinguishers

This training includes both online and hands-on learning. Identify the types of extinguishers, which to use, and learn how to use one.

Skywarn Spotter Training

This training is provided by the National Weather Service. Learn how to watch the skies during weather events and report storm information to the National Weather Service.


For more information, visit the SKYWARN Program page.