Tuesday, April 14, 2020 to Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.
The Surface Transportation Emergency Preparedness and Security for Freight by Rail or Highway (STEPS-Freight) course goal is to provide participants with the training necessary to identify the roles and responsibilities of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies involving surface transportation freight and passenger systems. Participants will be able to identify the hazards of Hazardous Material/ Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD/IEDs and apply this information to the appropriately to the applicable areas of an incident. Participants will gain familiarization with NIMS/NRF in order prioritize organizational management needs, resource allocation, evacuation strategies and response operations. Participants will demonstrate proficiency during an incident while providing solutions to minimize the impact to the responders, the citizens, the environment, and the critical infrastructure of the area and address the priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines and Target Capabilities List to include Mission Areas such as Communications, Planning, Risk Management, CBRNE Detection, Critical Infrastructure Protection, On-site Incident Management, Responder Safety and Health, Citizen Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place, and others.
Participants should have repsonsibility for the management or security or either facilities or jurisdictions impacted by local, regional, or interstate trucking and/or rail freight traffic.
Please complete incident management courses IS 100, IS 200, and IS700 before attending this course. Please see links to FEMA courses:
The participant audience includes any agency that may respond to a major emergency, disaster or event, including:
Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center
3888 Sound Way
Bellingham, WA 98226
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Course Host: Chalice Dew-Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course has been postponed!