Emergency Management

AlphaTRAC has specialized in emergency management since 1992. Training for hazardous material events and all-hazards emergency management has been a foundational element of our comprehensive approach to planning, preparedness, and response.

AlphaTRAC professionals have provided emergency management training to over 90 local, regional, state, and national organizations from the U.S. and abroad.

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Business And Operations Continuity

An introductory course that describes the roles and responsibilities of personnel during an emergency situation to help minimize confusion and ensure efficient operations during a continuity situation. After completing this course, personnel should be able to describe the basis of continuity procedures, identify roles and responsibilities of essential and non-essential personnel, and describe the necessary steps to plan for family support in a continuity situation.

Analytical Risk Management

A course that presents the fundamentals of Analytical Risk Management (ARM), a systematic approach to assessing risk and making decisions. ARM was developed to assist officials involved in identifying priorities for protecting the nation’s infrastructure. Of particular concern are the critical points within a community’s infrastructure that provide terrorists with opportunities to cause catastrophic events.

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling

A course that covers the methodologies, tools, and systems used to predict the atmospheric dispersion of pollutants and contaminants released during an incident involving hazardous materials. The course will focus on the straight-line Gaussian model, as well as approaches that can more effectively assess potential consequences over mountainous and complex terrain.

Meteorology and Forecasting

A course that examines meteorology and weather forecasting from the standpoint of emergency management and emergency response, where weather conditions can affect the outcome of an incident involving the intentional or inadvertent release of hazardous materials into the atmosphere.

Hazards Assessment

A course that examines effective approaches to hazards surveys and hazards assessments, with a particular emphasis on the potential consequences of incidents involving hazardous materials (biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear, and explosive). The course will address the analysis of hazards; consequence assessment; the preparation of emergency plans; and the implementation of protective actions.

Emergency Facility Management

A comprehensive course that focuses on developing emergency response organization (ERO) staff skills to successfully manage an ERO. The training covers ERO roles and responsibilities in planning for and responding to emergency events.

Emergency Management Program Assessment

A course that focuses on how to examine and evaluate an emergency management and emergency response program.


Crisis Decision-Making

A course that focuses on how to make rapid, actionable decisions in a crisis. A step-by-step approach to effective decision-making is presented. Course includes lecture, seminar-style discussion, and multiple drills and exercise simulations. The course concludes with a scored Urban Shield-style exercise.

Introduction to Radiation

A course that provides basic information on radiological fundamentals, the biological effects of radiation, types of contamination, and a historical perspective through text, animation, and interactive review.

Explosive Effects and Countermeasures

A course that addresses the potential effects of a postulated bomb blast and identifies protective measures to reduce risk. The course describes the effects of a bomb blast on buildings and occupants (e.g., columns, walls, windows, and personnel) as well as charts and graphs for determining blast effects; shows how to calculate the kinetic energy and the maximum attainable vehicle speed for a moving vehicle; and provides suggestions for conducting such an analysis, including the use of available software.

Fundamentals of Weapons of Mass Destruction Response

A course that supports weapons of mass destruction training activities for state and local personnel. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander and emergency response staff; hazardous materials first responders; and the hospital and emergency medical services first responders.


Consequence Assessment

A course that focuses on building consequence assessment skills and using these skills to better assess the consequences of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazardous materials releases.

Categorization and Classification (DOE)

A course that enables responders to quickly categorize and classify hazardous material emergencies according to Department of Energy (DOE) requirements and guidance.

Application and Use of EALS (DOE)

A course that introduces Emergency Action Levels (EALs), a concept adapted from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy. Technical background and methods are presented. Guidelines and work aids are introduced. The methods and tools are applied in scenario-based exercises.

Protective Actions

A course that introduces protective action plans, a concept adapted from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy for the rapid size-up and response to a major hazardous material event. Technical background and methods are presented. Guidelines and work aids are introduced. The methods and tools are applied in scenario-based exercises.

Emergency Public Information

A course that provides an overview of emergency information program best practices and describes how to develop and implement emergency public information (EPI) plans. The training covers EPI roles and responsibilities, media relationships, public education, activating an information center, and EPI participation in drills and exercises.

Crisis/Critical Communications

A course that teaches how to develop effective, focused, and concise messages more likely to be heard, understood, and remembered by people under stress. The course will teach the techniques of message mapping, a process that will help you focus on public concerns and issues, and prepare a consistent, accurate, and compassionate message.

After Action Reviews/Corrective Actions

A course that examines the process for conducting effective after action reviews (AARs) and then identifying the observations, findings, and corrective actions that result. The course also explains how to evaluate, track, and manage corrective actions to closure to effectively integrate changes into an emergency management program.

Emergency Termination and Recovery

A course that provides guidance and methods for determining when an emergency can be terminated and transferred to recovery mode. Recovery may involve a variety of activities directed at restoring the area affected by the emergency to a safe, pre-incident condition. This course is intended primarily for decision makers who will have responsibility for developing and implementing recovery plans.

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