The ICDP offers original curriculum (“Disaster Essentials for…”) as well as many other courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), and the National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF). These courses include Hospital Emergency Response Team training (HERT), Instructor Development Workshop, Basic & Advanced Disaster Life Support (BDLS & ADLS).

We also offer a Lunch & Learn series providing an opportunity to hear encapsulated presentations on current topics such as fire safety in the home, BioEthics, working with the hearing impaired population during a disaster, how to talk to your children about disasters, and “Stop The Bleed.” Lunch is included and free!

The ICDP presents an Annual Disaster Symposium, bringing together community members to build relationships and improve knowledge on disaster and emergency readiness topics. Each year we invite speakers from around the country and the globe to provide insight and personal experiences in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

A complete list of upcoming classes can be found on the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness website (Upcoming Courses) or Facebook page (Events tab). Thanks to our partners (Intermountain Healthcare; Utah Department of Health; Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele Healthcare Coalition; and grants from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response) many of our classes are offered at minimal or no charge. Registration for most courses is through U-TRAIN.

In addition to classes and course offerings, we provide assistance with the development and execution of drills and exercises to enhance the skills necessary to cope with a disaster or emergency, before, during and after.

Register for the following courses at the U-Train website.

April 1, 2022 Out of concern for the safety of our community, and in adherence with the guidance from our host organization and the CDC, the ICDP will follow distancing and masking requirements for any in-person courses. At this date, most of the classes offered by the ICDP will be either virtual or hybrid. We will continue to monitor health directive updates and will send advisories along with course information as necessary.

We appreciate your continued support of ICDP programming. Stay safe, stay healthy.


2022 Virtual Symposium


Topics and Dates

  • Wednesday, September 28 from 11:30a - 1:00p MST

  • Why Bother? With Dr. Rita Kepner Utrain Course #1105317

  • Wednesday, October 5 from 11:30a – 1:00p MST

  • Unpacking the 2021 U.S. National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change-Implications for the U.S. Homeland Security Enterprise with Dr. John Comiskey – UTrain Course #1105318

  • Wednesday, October 12 from 11:30a – 1:00p MST

  • Leadership & Leadership Support in Emergencies and Disasters: Capturing Perishable Data and Empirical Observations with Dr. Joseph A. Barbera – UTrain Course #1105320

  • Wednesday, October 19 from 11:30a – 1:00p MST

  • You’re It! Meta-leadership For Crisis and Change with Eric J. McNulty – UTrain Course #1105322