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Florida International University’s Academy for International Disaster Preparedness (AIDP) provides the training that your organization needs. The South Florida region is home to many of the world’s premier response agencies. As such, AIDP is ready to provide the training and education needed to manage complex incidents and disasters. Located at the international hub of Miami-Dade County, AIDP is also positioned to serve the needs of organizations and agencies operating in Latin American and the Caribbean. AIDP has formed partnerships with other university units, local and international organizations to draw from the World’s top expertise in the fields of emergency management. Training that is provided is created based on field input from practitioners.

Fire Officer Courses

AIDP can provide Florida State Fire College training needed for fire fighters in your department to qualify for the Florida State Fire Officer exams.

  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Officer III
  • Fire Officer IV

Virtual Reality Incident Command

This course provides hands on training with realistic structural fire scenarios to prepare the next generation of fire officers to mange small to large fires using the latest in Virtual Reality applications.

  • Fundamentals of how structural fire incidents are approached
  • Simulation includes realistic visual 3D environments and radio communication with actual dispatchers.

Leadership Development

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

This training is tailored for first responders and is critical to succession planning in any organization. Participants will analyze the subtle characteristics it takes to possess influence (no matter their rank) in the organization. By developing the communication and leadership skills needed to be successful, individuals will develop professionally and gain self-confidence to be a leader.

  • Inspiring those around you & team building
  • Importance of Attitude
  • Setting a Vision
  • Dealing with Change & Uncertainty
  • Impact of humility, empathy & caring
  • Foster respect, honor and integrity with leadership skills

Unmanned Aerial Systems

The UAS/Drone Operator Public Safety Course provides hands-on training to law enforcement, fire rescue, EMS, and other public safety personnel who want to learn about how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – a.k.a. “drones” are changing the way public safety agencies operate. This course is conducted by Airborne Response®

  • Regulatory, safety and operational factors
  • UAS platforms and payloads
  • Flight operations

Cultural Diversity & Communication Training

Good communication skills require a high level of self-awareness. By understanding your personal style of communicating, you will go a long way towards creating good and lasting impressions with others.

This training examines how our perceptions are formed and how to not let those perceptions impact the way we interact with individuals. From self-awareness and information, the focus of the trainings will move to specific skills-based training areas, including:

  • Active Listening
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
  • Conflict Resolution