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Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security – Freight (STEPS-FR) PER-326


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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: Freight by Rail or Highway Course,
2 days, 16 hrs
DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-326


  • Participants should have some responsibility for the management or security of either facilities or jurisdictions impacted by local, regional, or interstate trucking and/or rail freight traffic
  • Participants shall complete FEMA’s incident management courses: NIMS/ICS IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a or become familiar with them at www.nimsonline.com before attending this course

Minimum attendees – 30 Maximum – 40

This 16-hour course is designed for mid-management and supervisory level personnel with emergency response planning and management responsibilities 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. Participants should have responsibility for the management or security of either facilities or jurisdictions in which highway or rail surface transportation systems are present.

The course involves classroom presentations and facilitated discussions designed to train the target audience to conduct threat assessments and identify vulnerabilities within state, local, and tribal jurisdictions as they relate to highway and rail freight surface transportation systems. It will educate participants on how to recognize and prioritize freight transportation facilities and conveyances hardening in order to protect them against identified threats, especially those involving IEDs. Participants will learn how to develop security and response management plans including procedures on collaborative planning, training, exercising, and management of responses to highway and rail freight surface transportation emergencies. Roles and responsibilities of both public and private sector will be highlighted as protection resources and response partners.