Site Protection through Observational Techniques (SPOT) (AWR-219) (04-20-0219) - 006

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Brief Description
Responders, public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, & people
Full Description
Emergency responders, security professionals, security support staff, and the public must work together to identify suspicious objects, substances, and people. This course trains public safety personnel to improve their observational techniques by using a four-step ongoing screening process that includes increasing protective awareness, identifying preoperational behaviors, evaluating, and taking action. Participants will use fictional scenarios to examine each step of the process.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
-Explain the importance of identifying preoperational activities.
-Use active observation skills to enhance situational awareness
-Identify behaviors and activities that may be associated with a violent attack.
-Choose an appropriate course of action based on their evaluation of an individual’s behavior
-Apply concepts learned in this course to real-world

Target Audience:

-Fire Service
-Governmental Administrative
-Law Enforcement
-Private Sector/Corporate Security/Safety Professionals
-Transportation Security

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

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

Training Dates
06/13/2023 - 06/13/2023
None Specified
Registration Dates
02/13/2023 - 05/27/2023
Available Seats
7h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
30 - Nassau County
Nassau County OEM, Morrelly Center
510 Grumman Road West
Bethpage, NY  11714
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dress is business casual.  
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No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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