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Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security – Mass Transit & Passenger Rail (STEPS-PT) PER-330

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Price: DHS/FEMA funded

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  • SERTC provides DHS certified courses, taught by our expert instructors and will deliver all course materials to your training facility
  • To schedule training, please contact your SAA and SERTC to schedule a class at your training facilities
  • These courses are offered at no direct cost to your agency
  • Each class has a participant minimum that must be met for the class to proceed



Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security: Mass Transit and Passenger Rail
Management & Planning/Mobile w/classroom lecture, facilitated group discussion & participant activities

2 days, 16-hr course
DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-330

Minimum attendees – 20 Maximum – 40

Course Objectives – This course will train the target audience to conduct threat assessments and identify vulnerabilities within state, local, and tribal jurisdictions as they relate to mass transit and passenger rail systems.  The course will educate participants on how to recognize and prioritize passenger transportation facilities and conveyances hardening in order to prevent and protect them against identified threats, especially those involving IEDs.  Security and response management plans will also be developed, including procedures on interagency communication, incident command, and evacuation planning.  Roles and responsibilities of both public and private sector will be highlighted as protection resources and response partners. There will be special emphasis on National Special Security Events (NSSE’s).

Target Audience – Participants should be management level personnel representing jurisdictions such as states, counties, or cities, including public service agencies, fire service, law enforcement, emergency medical service, emergency planning, public health, hazardous materials response, or the private industry.

Prerequisites – Participants should have some responsibility for the management or security of either facilities or jurisdictions in which mass transit or passenger rail systems are present.  There are no specific course prerequisites; however, participants are strongly encouraged to complete incident management courses IS100, IS200, and IS700 online at www.nimsonline.com before attending this course.

Blended learning strategy – Participants will be provided with a course manual and several handouts for quick access to appropriate national guidance and resources.