Sep 2021 Offering

Course
AWR311-V - Small Vessel Security for Rural Communities
Date & Times
Sep 16, 2021 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM; Sep 17, 2021 from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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.

*Participants are required to use their own computer, tablet, or smartphone during the course. No group settings.

Hours
8
Max Attendance
40 (16 Open Seats)
Region
State
Location
Virtual Offering
Virtual Instructor-Led Course
Virtual Instructor-Led Course, MO 65102
POST Approved
Yes
Target Audiences
Public Safety Communications (911), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Government Administrative, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Fire, Public Works, and Emergency Management Director
Availability
Open To The Public
Prerequisites
None Set
Registrant Notes

September 16-17; 8:30 am - 12:30 pm each day
MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT AND HAVE INDIVIDUAL INTERNET ACCESSIBLE DEVICE.
Priority given to those in target audience.