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Senior Officials Surface Transportation Seminar

  • Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety Building 27 Road 1 Piscataway Township, NJ, 08854 United States (map)

Who Should Attend

  • 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.

What is covered

  • 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.


  • 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 before attending this course.


  • Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety Building 27 Road 1, Piscataway NJ 08854 Room 107

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How to Register

  • There is no cost for this session and all training materials will be provided. Registrations for the class may be made online at STEP-S or by calling the Security and Emergency response training Center (SERTC) at phone 719-584-0584. Registrations will be limited to 15 attendees.


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