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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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Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security – Senior Officials
Management & Planning/Mobile w/classroom presentation & facilitated discussion.

1-day, 4-hr course
DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-331

Minimum attendees – 15 Maximum – 25

Course Objectives – This course offers an executive level introduction to the roles and responsibilities of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies involving surface transportation freight and passenger systems.  This course 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 an incident. There will be special emphasis on National Special Security Events (NSSE’s).  Executives will learn to identify threats and vulnerabilities of freight and passenger system operations within their jurisdictions/organizations, learn to recognize and prioritize the importance of facility and conveyance hardening, receive familiarization with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)/NRF to prioritize organizational immediate actions and response operations, and learn how to develop and apply management/planning tools for counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) operations and evacuations.

Target Audience – The 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.

Prerequisites – Participants should hold elected or executive official level positions in public or private agencies or organizations that would have involvement in emergency preparedness.  There are no specific course prerequisites; however, it is strongly recommended that all participants be certified in FEMA’s incident management courses NIMS IS100, IS200, and IS700 or become familiar with them at www.nimsonline.com before attending this course.

Blended Learning Strategy – This short 4-hour course will involve facilitated discussion in which participants can discuss issues and solutions in a peer atmosphere with instruction and facilitation provided by an experienced, proficient instructor.  Participants will be provided with a course manual and several handouts for quick access to appropriate national guidance and resources.