Intensive EM Training with Israelis

Intensive Emergency Management Training with Israeli and US Experts

REGISTER here. Limited seating to ensure personalized experiential learning for the HazMat drill.

The Intensive Emergency Management Training Certificate Program is designed to meet the expanding, sophisticated training and leadership development needs of South Florida’s public safety, public health, first responder, emergency, medical, nursing, EMT/paramedics, and disaster management professionals.

This intensive training combines the most important issues we face in today’s world of natural and man-made disasters. Individuals who work in the areas of law enforcement, fire/rescue, corrections, emergency management, emergency medicine/nursing, support services and public health are highly encouraged to attend this training.

Program Objectives

The Intensive Emergency Management Training Certificate Program is designed for professionals with several years of experience. Participants will develop critical skills and broaden their leadership expertise to enhance our regional preparedness and quality of response to crises, natural and man-made, from hurricanes to MCIs and more.  

We are including a full afternoon of training at FAU's Simulation Center, replicating a health crisis and injuries associated with an explosion and HazMat exposure.

BLS and CPR refresher courses offered, at the discretion of participants.

Details: Followed by a briefing, a round-robin training will take place, in the order in which victims are rescued - first from law enforcement and fire/rescue, then paramedics/EMTs, followed by doctors and nurses.The staging will be state-of-the-art and real-time, so quick decision-making is as realistic as possible. 

The drill is professionally facilitated.

Program Summary 

DATES: May 26 and 27, 2020, 8 AM - 5 PM

LOCATION: FAU Boca Raton Campus, College of Business Executive Education and Schmidt College of Medicine's Simulation Center (located on the Boca campus)

DETAILS: 1.7 CEUs: includes academic materials, simulation drill, BLS/CPR, breakfast, lunch, parking, certficates. 

COST: $500 per person

Note: the simulation limits our seats. When we are full, we will be accepting students on a waitlist. 

Please email Rebekah Dickinson at with any questions.


Effective Leadership in Times of Crisis
Learn from the Director General, Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Sheba Medical Center, now ranked Ninth Best Hospital in the World

Introduction and Review of Threats | MCI Prehospital & Hospital | CBRN | Bahamas after Dorian, HazMat Preparedness  | Hospital Operation in Disasters | Decision-Making | Ethical Dilemmas in Disasters
DHS, ICS and Fire Chief Specialists and EM Directors

BLS AND CPR Refresher Courses, at discretion of participants  |  Drill with explosion & exposure to hazardous materials

Using manequins, real-time external and internal injury, sights, sounds, smells | protocol, response and recovery. Debrief with full, professional facilitation in state-of-the-art Sim Center.

About Prof. Kreiss and Sim Center's Mark Goldstein

Brig. General (Ret) Professor Yitshak Kreiss MD, MHA, MPA
Professor Yitshak Kreiss has been Director General of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer since 2016. For the last three decades, Professor Kreiss served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) where he ascended from serving as a front line combat surgeon, through all levels of command, until assuming overall leadership of the Medical Corps as the IDF Surgeon General.

Professor Kreiss earned a Doctorate of Medicine from the Hebrew University and his Internal Medicine residency at the Sheba Medical Center. He earned an MHA from Tel Aviv University and an MPA from Harvard University. Professor Kreiss is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hebrew University School of Medicine.

Professor Kreiss has treated victims in conflicts and wars and in numerous emergency and disasters all over the world. He led and was the executive authority in many emergency scenarios and humanitarian missions including: set-up of a field hospital for the Kosovo refugees in Macedonia; rescue mission for victims of the terror attack in Egypt; The head of the Israeli field hospital for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti; humanitarian medical operation for the victims of the civil war in Syria; and the humanitarian medical mission for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

His research in leadership and health management, based on the humanitarian operations he has led, include: health management of field hospitals; leadership and ethics; and medical care for disaster challenges. His research has contributed significantly to the development of current concepts and approaches and is widely acknowledged worldwide as one of the most insightful publications on the subject of medical relief in natural disasters.



Mark Goldstein - Senior Director, Simulation and Technology
Mr. Goldstein was the architect behind the development and implementation of the FAU Simulation Center at the College of Medicine. Under his direction, the Simulation Center acquired a State of Florida Grant to build the initial Center. Working with Palm Healthcare Foundation, he secured another grant to develop the northern Center at the Palm Healthcare Pavilion. Since 2005, Mr. Goldstein has been responsible for the implementation of the medical scenarios utilized in the cases. He has successfully negotiated with local area hospitals, residency programs and first responders to enlarge the stakeholders utilizing the facilities at the FAU Clinical Skills Simulation Centers.