Washington State Emergency Management Division

AWR 144: Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

AWR 144: Port and Vessel Security for Public Safety and Maritime Personnel is a DHS-approved course developed to introduce rural and small agency first responders to the maritime security requirements of the high-risk, regulated facilities in their jurisdictions. In emergency situations, regulated facilities have federally-mandated security and reporting procedures that must be followed. Management of an incident will be more efficient when emergency responders have a good working knowledge of maritime security principles and procedures.


Topics covered in this course include:

  • Rural characteristics of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System
  • Threats to the U.S. Maritime Transportation System
  • Maritime regulations and environment safety issues
  • Security levels
  • Sensitive security information
  • Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) response issues for local law enforcement

Target Audience

This course is tuition-free, and designed to give practical information to public safety officials in rural areas who might be called upon to respond to maritime incidents. The primary audience for includes personnel from:


  • law enforcement
  • fire service
  • emergency medical services
  • emergency management
  • natural resources
  • public works

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


Shell Puget Sound Refinery

8505 S. Texas Rd.
Anacortes, WA 98221
Click here for directions


Course Manager:

David Corrion


(360) 941-1054