Private Industry

About NIPSTA Private Industry Training

NIPSTA is a unique intergovernmental agency located in Glenview, Illinois. Since 2001, it has been a leading provider of safety, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster healthcare training and education. NIPSTA's state-of-the-art campus offers a diverse training environment incorporating hands-on and scenario based instruction. Combining classroom and practical application, programs provide advanced levels of critical thinking and functioning in preparedness and response.   

NIPSTA's Center for Security & Life Safety

NIPSTA's newest initiative, the Center for Security & Life Safety (CSLS), has been created to respond to the natural and man-made challenges facing the corporate, non-profit and community sectors. CSLS provides training and education focusing on detection, protection, response and recovery to meet today's unprecedented security and safety challenges while maintaining business operations. Our consultants will provide your organization with expert recommendations and guidance on creating a safe and resilient organization.   

Competitive Advantages

Customized Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, and Consulting:

  • Consulting on policy development and review
  • Programs designed and developed collaboratively between client organizations and internal expert practitioners at the forefront of preparedness and response training.
  • Programs presented at either NIPSTA's facilities or off-site at client facilities.
  • Unique, state-of-the-art training facilities and equipment.

Instructor Expertise:  

  • CSLS's instructors maintain specialized education, training and service backgrounds in areas including public safety, emergency preparedness and response, and disaster healthcare and related management and leadership. 
  • Over 150 instructors are local practitioners with frontline experience in fire, police, public works, and disaster healthcare and management.

Preparedness & Response Training Programs and Services

NIPSTA is uniquely qualified to provide customized and client-specific programs.

 A sampling of available training programs include: 

  • Commercial Driver Safety
  • Continuity and Contingency Planning in a Crisis
  • Crime Prevention and Intervention
  • Crisis Leadership and Event Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Executive Security and Safety
  • Fire Extinguisher Use and Handling
  • Fire, Sever Weather, Workplace Violence, Area-Wide Emergency, Pandemic, Active Shooter, Building Evacuation, Bomb Threat
  • Forklift Operation, Rope Access and Rescue, Confined Space,Snow Removal Operations, Snowplow Safety
  • Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Hazmat Safety
  • Identifying Essential Personnel Before a Crisis Situation Occurs
  • Industry Specific Programs:
  • Maintaining Communications with Employees During and After a Crisis Event
  • Safety Awareness, Crisis Assessment and Emergency Preparedness and Response:
  • Teamwork in Disaster Management
  • Training and Exercise Programming
  • Workplace First Aid in Emergency and Non-Emergency Situations

Industry Consulting Services

  • Continuity of Operations/Continuity of Government Plan Development
  • Developing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
  • Recommendations on Process Improvements to Ensure Adequate Staffing
  • Review of Existing Policies and Procedures Related to Emergency and Disaster Response