Training Now for

Tomorrow's Challenges

The nation’s rural emergency responders face unique challenges when acting in response to a disaster or emergency situation. In recognizing the need for consistent and quality training, the Homeland Security Training Center was established in 2003 in conjunction with Iowa Central Community College to fill these requirement gaps and training needs.

The Homeland Security Training Center has been tasked to fill such training gaps as well as necessary compliancy training for emergency responders throughout Iowa. All training delivered by the Homeland Security Training Center is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is offered at no charge thanks to the continuous financial support of Congressman Tom Latham (R-Iowa).

To ensure that training opportunities are made available to all agencies throughout Iowa, all course offerings are posted online. Agencies are able to view courses statewide, in their region, and locally as well as to request that a specific course be offered in their area.

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ALERRT Level 2 Open Area Active Shooter Training

ALERRT LeVel 2 Open Area Active Shooter Training

Active Level 2 Open Area Active Shooter Training has been announced. Click for more (.pdf)

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Training center featured on WHO Radio

Tom Latham calls Iowa Central Homeland Security Training Center a “model for the nation.” click here to listen!

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