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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
Management & Planning/Mobile w/classroom lecture, facilitated group discussion & participant activities.

2 days, 16-hr course
DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-326

Minimum attendees – 20 Maximum – 40

Course Objectives – This course will train management and planning personnel from within a jurisdiction or organization to prevent, manage, and assess the threat and vulnerabilities of freight transportation systems.  The course will train participants to recognize and prioritize the importance of facility and conveyance hardening in regards to the specific dangers associated with the transportation of freight.  Participants will learn management/planning tools to counter IED operations and evacuations where freight transportation creates the potential for catastrophic events when combined with materials being shipped including hazardous materials.  Participants will also be trained to utilize the NIMS/NRF to prioritize organizational immediate actions and response operations. 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 services agencies, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, 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 impacted by local, regional, or interstate trucking and/or rail freight traffic.  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 handouts for quick access to appropriate national guidance and resources including quick reference material to identify hazardous materials marking, labeling, and placarding.