PER-326 Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security – Freight (STEPS-FR) – DHS/FEMA-Funded



  • SERTC provides DHS certified courses, taught by our expert instructors and will deliver all course materials to your training facility
  • To schedule training at your facility, please send a request to John Ireland, SERTC Instructor, at or contact him at 719.250.5065.
  • After the class has been scheduled online, the details about Location/POC will be emailed to all participants upon completion of registration
  • 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

Minimum/Maximum Attendees – 20 Minimum / 40 Maximum

Prerequisites – NIMS/ICS online training links below:

  • Participants shall 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.
  • IS-100.C
  • IS-200.B
  • IS-700.B

Course Objectives – The STEPS-FR course has lecture, facilitated group discussion & participant activities that 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 flammable/combustible liquids incidents and 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, and private industry.