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Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security – Senior Officials (STEPS-SR), PER 331


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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 – Senior Officials, 1-day,
4-hr course

DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-331


  • Participants should hold elected or executive official level positions in public or private agencies or organizations that would have involvement in emergency preparedness.
  • Participants shall complete FEMA’s incident management courses: IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a . For more information go to www.nimsonline.com before attending this course.

Minimum attendees – 15 Maximum – 25

This four-hour course is intended for executive and elected level officials, both public and private, such as directors, assistant directors, chiefs, deputy chiefs, division managers, and supervisors. Participants should include representation from counties, cities, public services agencies, fire services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, emergency planning, public health, hazardous materials response, or private industry.

The course involves classroom presentations and facilitated discussions designed to offer an executive level introduction to the roles and responsibilities of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies involving surface transportation freight and passenger systems. It will provide a clear overview of freight and passenger system threats facing jurisdictions/organizations of public and private officials and the organizational structure that must be implemented according to the National Response Framework (NRF) in the event of an incident.

Executives will learn the importance of identifying threats and vulnerabilities of freight and passenger system operations within their jurisdictions/organizations, learning to recognize and prioritize the importance of facility and conveyance hardening, and prioritizing organizational immediate actions and response operations. They will learn the importance of developing and applying management/planning tools for counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) operations and evacuations.