Crisis Coordinator Initiative (CCI)

In response to previous security and safety concerns, to include the type of events demonstrated by the recent Virginia Tech Crisis, Dr. Randy Hinds, VP of Operations, with the support of Dr. Papp, President of KSU, brought to Kennesaw State University a new Assistant Vice President of Strategic Security and Safety (SSS), Mr. Robert F. Lang, CPP.

The SSS department has launched several integrated security and crisis management initiatives for KSU. At the forefront of this initiative is the Crisis Coordinator Certification Program. Originally staffed by 35 volunteers, the CCCP Program has grown to 200+, all volunteers are trained in Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response, Crisis Mitigation, First Aid, CPR, AED and Security Awareness. It has been shown that many of the current crises: Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois and other man made situations, are over in the first 3 minutes. Our Crisis Coordinators act as Immediate Responders while the KSU Police and Cobb Fire are the First Responders. Our Crisis Coordinators mitigate the immediate situation while awaiting the arrival of trained first responders. In this way, immediate help is rendered along with trained support for sustained assistance.

The core initiative is the Kennesaw State Planning and Response System (KSPARS) which utilizes our present communications method: Early Warning System (Sirens and Voice over Messages), Early Notification System (Email, Cell Voice and Cell SMS Texting), Main Web Page Alert, PopUp Computer Notification (PC and Mac) Call Trees and direct interface with students, faculty and staff. Our Crisis Coordinators: trained staff in emergency response and mitigation are in each campus building and will be supported by the Campus Police who will make additional announcements through their patrol cars and bull-horns.

KSU is in the process of increasing the methods used to alert and notify students, faculty, staff and visitors that will enhance and ensure messages are received and acted upon in a timely fashion. This will immediately support our Robust Solution of an Early Warning System (sirens and broadcasts), IP Intercom System for individual buildings and classrooms, and numerous other avenues of communication. Once this solution is fully implemented, the layered approach to emergency notification, which will reach every student, faculty and staff member, will be realized. At the same time, campus infrastructure will be strengthened in the areas of physical security and surveillance systems. The SSS goal is to increase the campus' ability to respond to emergency conditions and ensure a safer environment for KSU students and staff.

Title: Module One: Introduction to Crisis Manager Responsibilities
Course Type: Classroom Courses
Course Reference: CUL511
Session Length: 1.0 day(s)
Description:
This session will introduce the student to the overall concept of the Crisis Manager program while providing the tools necessary to create their individual documentation and response criteria for responding to an incident or disaster. Topics discussed in this session include: Redbooks, Contingency Planning and Out-sourcing (CPO) Tracker, Crisis Teams, Equipment and Supplies, Call Trees and when to use, Building Specific Issues and Responsibilities. This course is part of the Crisis Management Training Series. While you can register for this class only, participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion for the program.
Objectives:
  • Topics discussed in this session include: Redbooks, Contingency Planning and Out-sourcing (CPO) Tracker, Crisis Teams, Equipment and Supplies, Call Trees and when to use, Building Specific Issues and Responsibilities.
  • After attending this session, participants will have The ability to understand the Homeland Security concepts, accurately use CPO tracker and produce the redbooks, know how to use the life safety training in a practical environment, be trained in NIMS 300 and 400 when applicable, but ensure that we track the 100, 200 700 and 800 courses.

Title: Module Two: Emergency Operations
Course Type: Classroom Courses
Course Reference: CUL513
Session Length: 1.0 day(s)
Description:
This session will share knowledge of what to do in an emergency or other critical incident, which separates survivors from victims. Learn what to do when required to respond, both from an individual perspective and in support of any public safety response. Topics to include Disaster Medical Assistance, Search and Rescue, Bomb Threat response, and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Topics discussed in this session are disaster medical assistance, search and rescue procedures, bomb threat procedures, public safety interface, and the National Incident Management System. This course is part of the Crisis Management Training Series. While you can register for this class only, participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Title: Module Three: Terrorism and Incident Awareness
Course Type: Classroom Courses
Course Reference: CUL514
Session Length: 1.0 day(s)
Description:
This session will give an overview of terrorism and incidents with a historical view enabling the participant to understand the different individual and group philosophies toward using terrorism as a tool for political gain. Understanding workplace violence issues and how to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically, to survive. Topics discussed in this session are historical references and awareness training, overview of terrorism incidents, workplace violence awareness with the viewing of the active shooter awareness and prevention DVD. This course is part of the Crisis Management Training Series. While you can register for this class only, participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Title: Module Four: Life Safety
Course Type: Classroom Courses
Course Reference: CUL512
Session Length: 1.0 day(s)
Description:
This three-part workshop will address hands on identification and use of Fire Extinguishers, First Aid Training, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) identification with examples of Material Safety Data (MSD) sheets. This training can be used everyday in the participant's workplace and at home. Topics discussed in session one and two are American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications. Topics discussed in session three are fire extinguisher usage, HazMat identification and MSD sheets review. This course is part of the Crisis Management Training Series. While you can register for this class only, participants who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion for the program.
Objectives:
  • After attending these sessions, participants will be able to:
  • Adult CPR
  • Recall what steps to follow before giving care
  • Identify the skills for checking an ill or injured person
  • Identify the skills needed for breathing emergencies
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for conscious choking adult
  • Describe the cardiac chain of survival
  • Describe the skills necessary for cardiac emergencies
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for adult CPR
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for unconscious choking adult
  • AED
  • Review cardiac chain of survival
  • Review the role of CPR
  • Demonstrate skills using an AED on an adult
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Participants will be able to distinguish the various type of fire extinguishers
  • Participants will be familiar with the general principles of fire extinguisher use
  • Participants will be able to safely utilize a fire extinguisher to fight an incipient-stage fire.
  • Hazardous Material
  • Participants will be familiar with major categories of hazardous materials
  • Participants will be able to recognize the purpose of the MSDS
  • Participants will be able to identify and interpreter information from key sections of the MSDS
  • Participants will be able to state where they can access MSDSs on campus.

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