Field Force Operations - Free Course
Time & Location
About the Event
Field Force Operations will be offered May 27 - May 29, 2021.
To apply for this class, follow the instructions below:
1. Have your FEMA SID number and password. You must have a FEMA SID number before you can apply for the
• If you need a FEMA SID number, go to Register Click Here https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID and
click “Register for FEMA SID” or click “Forgot FEMA SID?” if you have forgotten your FEMA SID.
• Registering for a FEMA SID number does not register you for this class. You must apply for the class
2. Click this link to apply for the class: Click Here To Apply
• Enter your FEMA SID and password.
• A CDP Training Registration System (TRS) application for 21N-1571 FFO will open.
• Complete the required fields.
• Click the "Review and Submit Application Now" button.
Complete the application process by clicking the affirmation checkbox and providing your digital
signature by entering your name and FEMA SID password.
(If you have trouble with the link, go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/students and enter 21N-1570 FFO in the
"Have a Promo Code?" box. You must enter the promo code exactly as it appears here to
3. If you encounter any errors, please do not attempt to bypass or skip through them. Please document the
error with as many details as possible and/or screenshots (print screen) and submit to
FEMASIDHELP@cdpemail.dhs.gov so the error can be documented and addressed by the development team.
Once the error has been reported, then proceed.
The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets, learned during this training program:
- Identify considerations of a protest situation.
- Use equipment to control crowds.
- Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
- Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.
Prerequisites and Requirements To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders;
IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-100, or any of the available ICS-100 series; and
IS-700.b, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction.
Students must be physically capable of standing for long periods; walking and marching for long periods; employing a baton in the performance of crowd-control actions, and performing lifts and carries required in the performance of mass-arrest carries.
Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the
CDP Registrar (Director Tommie Black)
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is an Accredited Provider (AP) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and is authorized to award the following CEUs for successful completion of this activity:
FLETA (Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation) - 24 CEUs
IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) – 2.4 CEUs
Location of training :
Centerpoint High School
1000 Eagle Drive, Center Point, AL 35215
POC: Director Tommie Black 205-849-5246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org