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IOMI® teams with emergency management expert to launch homeland security online training

The International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) has teamed up with an emergency management expert to produce a one-of-a-kind online training course, Homeland Security for Office Moves.

Homeland Security for Office Moves, an online training course designed to reduce the vulnerabilities of office buildings as criminal and terrorist soft targets, launched today at

Craig Millsap, a master certified emergency manager, is the IOMI® course instructor. Millsap is also a disaster coordinator between local, state and federal agencies for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and chief of the Bartow County Georgia Fire & Rescue. Chief Millsap oversees more than 130 employees and volunteers staffing 13 fire stations that cover an area of sprawling north metro Atlanta split by busy I-75.

"The tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is a grim reminder of how terrorists view office buildings as easy targets for mass casualties," said Chief Millsap. "Before that, Timothy McVeigh's truck bomb pulled up out front and seconds later took down one-third of an Oklahoma City office building." Movers use trucks and so do terrorists and criminals, who are a more common threat to office buildings and tenant property, and usually just walk in unchallenged." According to Chief Millsap, once inside an office building, a perpetrator or creeper can steal, vandalize, or plant bombs.

“Burglaries of computers and other electronics from office buildings are becoming more of a problem, even with security plans and cameras in place,” said Ed Katz, head of IOMI®. “Office moving companies have a special responsibility to safeguard the buildings they work in and assist building security by knowing how to recognize when something isn’t right.” 
The online training course Homeland Security for Office Moves consists of four videos totaling 23 minutes and a final exam. Students can anticipate the training and exam to take about 45 minutes to complete. Successfully passing the exam earns IOMI® certification in Homeland Security.

IOMI® and Ed Katz are based in Cartersville, GA and have been teaching best-practice methods for minimizing damage, disruption, and downtime during office moves for more than 15 years.


Together, Ed Katz, left, and Craig Millsap, chief of the Bartow County Georgia Fire Department, developed Homeland Security Training for office moving companies.