Small Vessel Security for Rural Communities (AWR-311) (04-20-0311) - 001

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Brief Description
This course is designed to aid participants with response to a small vessel security incident
Full Description
This course is designed to aid participants in developing critical thinking skills at the time of a small vessel security incident, develop community partnerships with other government and     non-governmental agencies that will be necessary to respond to a small vessel incident, and promote regional intelligence-gathering to keep abreast of current threats in this area, particularly through area maritime security committees (AMSC). The comprehensive              
cross-discipline collaboration and the scenario-based training    environment make this mobile course a unique opportunity for   rural communities across the country.

Course Objectives
-Describe the characteristics of the U.S. MTS including the economic impact of the system.
-Describe the characteristics of the waterways near the host community.
-Describe the concept of maritime domain awareness.
-Describe the characteristics of the small vessel threat, including the four threat scenarios -detailed in the Small Vessel Security Strategy.
-Describe past incidents in which terrorists have used small vessels for attacks, including the USS COLE, MV LIMBURG, USS FIREBOLT, and MAERSK ALABAMA.
-Explain national initiatives undertaken to mitigate the small vessel threat, including the national and regional summits and the resulting findings.
-Discuss the Small Vessel Security Strategy and the Strategy Implementation Plan.
-Discuss coordination programs such as Citizen's Action Network and America's Waterway Watch.
-Describe technology used to detect and interdict hostile small vessels.
-List the ways that application of Focused Lens strengthens maritime domain awareness.
-Describe notification procedures at the beginning of a small vessel incident.
-Describe initial steps for implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS).
-Discuss protocols for mitigation of fire, hazardous materials, or other safety concerns.
Identify means of communications with the public, waterway users, commercial vessels, and facilities.
-Identify gaps in planning and resources.
-Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge regarding skills and resources necessary to safely and efficiently detect and interdict hostile small vessels and plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from a small-vessel incident

Target Audience:  
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Service
Governmental Administrative
Law Enforcement
Public Safety Communications
Public Works


You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not please let us know by email for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV  

Recommended Prerequisites:
IS 100.c
IS 700.b
All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging & transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Participants who actively participate and attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate  of Attendance for the course.
Training Dates
11/17/2023 - 11/17/2023
Do you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend this course (if you select yes then you will be contacted by our office before the first day of class to discuss further).
Are you a United States citizen?
Registration Dates
06/20/2023 - 11/09/2023
Available Seats
8h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
38 - Oswego County
Oswego Fire Department
35 E. Cayuga Street
Oswego, NY  13126
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dress is business casual

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