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Seaport Security for First Responders Course Outline

 

 

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Compliance with MARAD Model Course:

Maritime Security for Military, First Responder, and Law Enforcement Personnel (MSLEP)

 

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FR 1-R

Lesson 1-R: Port Processes and Activities

FR 1.1

 

1-R:   Explain the primary processes and activities that occur on a port.

 

 

1.1     Demonstrate awareness of whether the port is a cargo port and/or a cruise ship port.

 

 

1.2     Define what primary processes and activities most commonly occur at each type of port.

 

 

 

 

FR 2-R

Lesson 2-R: Port Facilities, Equipment, and Infrastructure

FR 1.2

 

2-R     Explain the major facilities, equipment, and infrastructure present on a port.

 

 

2.1     Identify the facilities most commonly located on a port.

 

 

2.2     Identify the types of equipment most commonly used on a port.

 

 

2.3     Identify the major infrastructure found on a port.

 

 

 

 

FR 3-R

Lesson 3-R: Safety and Security on the Port

FR 1.4

 

3-R     Explain the importance of safety and security at seaports.

 

 

3.1     Summarize current threats to the port including, piracy and armed attacks, terrorism,

smuggling, stowaways and refugees, cargo theft and collateral damage.

 

 

3.2     State that there are different security actions required by the three MARSEC Levels.

 

 

3.3     Describe the potential local, national, and international economic impact of various degrees

of port disruption.

 

 

3.4     Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues surrounding the facilities and

equipment most commonly used on a port.

 

 

3.5     Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues surrounding the facilities and equipment most commonly used at a port.

 

 

3.6     Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues surrounding major port infrastructure.

 

 

3.7     Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues surrounding major port infrastructure.

 

 

3.8     Demonstrate awareness that there are safety issues related to the activities and processes

most commonly executed on a port.

 

 

3.9     Demonstrate awareness that there are security issues related to the activities and

processes most commonly executed at a port.

 

 

 

 

FR 4-R

Lesson 4-R: U.S. and International Regulations

FR 2.1

 

4-R     Identify the current relevant regulations that govern security requirements at a U.S. port or

facility.

 

 

4.1     Identify the regulations that govern U.S. maritime transportation security.

 

 

4.2      Identify the regulations that govern international maritime transportation security.

 

FR 5-R

Lesson 5-R: Responsibilities of Port Security Personnel

FR 2.2

 

5-R     List relevant knowledge, skills, and responsibilities required of facility personnel.

 

 

5.1     Note responsibilities of the owner or operator specified in 33CFR105.200.

 

 

5.2     Note knowledge and responsibilities required of the FSO as specified in 33CFR105.205.

 

 

5.3     List knowledge required of facility personnel with security duties specified in 33CFR105.210.

5.4     Note knowledge required of all other facility personnel specified in 33CFR105.215.

 

 

 

 

FR 6-R

Lesson 6-R: Role of Security Organizations on the Port

FR 2.3

 

6-R     Differentiate roles of federal, state, local, port, vessel, and facility organizations in establishing and maintaining port and facility security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 


 

 

6.1     Identify roles of the U.S. Coast Guard in establishing and maintaining port and facility

security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 

 

6.2     Identify roles of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in establishing and maintaining

port and facility security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 

 

6.3     Identify roles of state law enforcement in establishing and maintaining port and facility

security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 

 

6.4     Identify roles of local law enforcement in establishing and maintaining port and facility

security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 

 

6.5     Identify roles of port, vessel, and facility security personnel in establishing and maintaining

port and facility security as specified in U.S. regulations.

 

 

 

 

FR 7-R

Lesson 7-R: MARSEC Security Conditions

FR 2.4

 

7-R     Differentiate security conditions specified in 33CFR by MARSEC Level.

 

 

7.1     Identify the security conditions for MARSEC Level 1 specified in 33 CFR.

 

 

7.2     Identify the security conditions for MARSEC Level 2 specified in 33 CFR.

 

 

7.3     Identify the security conditions for MARSEC Level 3 specified in 33 CFR.

 

 

 

 

FR 8-R

Lesson 8-R: Identifying and Reporting IEDs

FR 3.2

 

8-R     Identify and report IED.

 

 

8.1     Identify indicators of a potential Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.

 

 

8.2     Report and accurately describe potential IEDs.

 

 

 

 

FR 9-R

Lesson 9-R: WMD:  Protecting Yourself

FR 3.3

 

9-R     Use proper procedures for self-protection during a WMD incident.

 

 

9.1     Describe three main concepts in protective measures, time, distance and shielding.

 

 

9.2     Identify the minimum safe distance from a hazardous materials scene.

9.3      Describe the four recommended responses to a WMD incident (RAIN).

 

 

9.4     Plan and manage procedures to respond to weapons, dangerous substances and devices.

 

 

9.5     Plan and manage procedures to respond to secondary attack.

 

 

 

 

FR 10-R

Lesson 10-R: Building Communication Skills

FR 4.2

 

10-R  Utilize effective oral communication techniques.

 

 

10.1   Display effective communication tactics in communicating with different personnel at port.

 

 

10.2   State effective communication techniques in an emergency.

 

 

 

 

FR 11-R

Lesson 11-R: Public-Private Partnerships

FR 5.1

 

11-R  Summarize factors that prevent effective public/private sector collaborations.

 

 

11.1   Describe different types of public-private sector partnerships.

 

 

11.2   Describe barriers to effective public-private coordination of port security.

 

 

11.3   Describe the concept of "trust but verify" in information sharing between the private and

public sector and relevant role of the port authority.

 

 

11.4   Discuss the benefit of a public and private partnership in preparing, preventing and

recovering from critical incidents.

 

 

 

 

FR 12-R

Lesson 12-R: Information Sharing

FR 5.2

 

12-R  Describe different efforts of interagency collaboration at a port.

 

 

12.1   Describe different efforts of Inter-agency collaboration and responsibilities to prevent port

from terrorism attack.

 

 

12.2   Describe different efforts of Inter-agency collaboration and responsibilities to respond to

terrorism attack.

 

 

12.3   List local, state, federal and private agencies responsible for emergency response and their

roles in the incident command system.

 

 

 

 

FR 13-R

Lesson 13-R: Legal Requirements for Facility Assessment

FR 7.1

 

13-R  Identify Requirements for Conducting FSA.

 

 

13.1   Identify the 33 CFR 105 and NVIC 11-02 sections relating to Facility Security Assessment

 


 

 

(FSA).

 

 

13.2   Identify the role of USCG/COTP in Facility Security Assessment (FSA).

 

 

 

 

FR 14-R

Lesson 14-R: Conducting the On-scene Survey

FR 7.2

 

14-R  Conduct an on-scene survey.

 

 

14.1   Identify the resources and personnel required to conduct the on-scene survey.

 

 

14.2   Identify elements of OSS.

 

 

14.3   List items to be evaluated.

 

 

14.4   Identify potential security weaknesses of the seaport.

 

 

14.5   Identify potential security weaknesses in buildings, walls, fences and other structures.

 

 

14.6   Identify and describe security systems in use at the port.

 

 

14.7   Identify and describe security procedures and contingency plans in use at the port.

 

 

14.8   Identify and describe information and communication technologies use to support security

at the port.

 

 

14.9   Identify and describe areas at the port which may be used for adversarial surveillance.

 

 

 

 

FR 15-R

Lesson 15-R: Measures to Mitigate Vulnerabilities

FR 8.1

 

15-R  Develop mitigation measures for each vulnerability.

 

 

15.1   Define threat, vulnerability, and consequence.

 

 

15.2   For each vulnerability, identify alternative countermeasures.

 

 

15.3   For each countermeasure, identify benefits and costs.15.3   For each countermeasure, identify benefits and costs.

 

 

15.4   Select mitigation measures based on cost, benefits, effect on commerce and reasonability.

 

 

 

 

FR 16-R

Lesson 16-R: Working with Sensitive Security Information

FR 9.1

 

16-R  Demonstrate knowledge on security related communication including the handling of Sensitive

Security Information (SSI).

 

 

16.1   Identify security sensitive information.

 

 

16.2   Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate procedures for handling "Sensitive Security

Information (SSI)."

 

 

16.3   Describe the importance of secure handling of Sensitive Security Information and confidentiality.

 

 

 

 

FR 17-R

Lesson 17-R: Recognizing Secondary Threats

FR 10.1

 

17-R  Identify secondary device indicators using situation awareness.

 

 

17.1   Describe the role of situation awareness in preventing and mitigating on-scene secondary

device incidents.

 

 

17.2   Identify skills required in looking for perceived threats to security in the port environment.

 

 

17.3   Identify skills required to improve comprehension and understanding of perceived threats

in the port environment.

 

 

17.4   Describe the role of anticipation and prediction in situation awareness in the port

environment.

 

 

17.5   List six cues or signs indicating a loss in situation awareness.

 

 

 

 

FR 18-R

Lesson 18-R: Detect Surveillance and Suspicious Activities

FR 11.1

 

18-R  Detect surveillance and suspicious activities.

 

 

18.1   Identify suspicious behavior (including post 9/11 changes).

 

 

18.2   Recognize characteristics and behaviors of persons likely to threaten security.

 

 

18.3   Recognize and respond appropriately to elicitation.

 

 

18.4   Determine what is suspicious in a scenario.

 

 

18.5   Identify reasons for surveillance.

 

 

18.6   Detect indicators of surveillance.

 

 

 

 

FR 19-R

Lesson 19-R: Improving Threat Identification

FR 11.2

 

19-R  Make observations.

 

 

19.1   Identify areas of critical concern in a port.

 

 

19.2   Observe and provide descriptions of people and vehicles.

 


 

 

19.3   Recognize techniques used to circumvent security measures.

 

 

19.4   Identify operational deterrents to surveillance.

 

 

 

 

FR 20-R

Lesson 20-R: Understanding A Crisis

FR 12.1

 

20-R  Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts related to crises.

 

 

20.1   Define crisis.

 

 

20.2   List and describe the types of threats and crises potentially facing ports.

 

 

20.3   Describe the various types of crisis-inducing attacks terrorists might make to a port.

 

 

 

 

FR 21-R

Lesson 21-R: Responding To A Crisis

FR 12.2

 

21-R  Respond to a crisis.

 

 

21.1 Describe events to expect during a crisis.

 

 

21.2 Describe the tasks of the crisis manager during a crisis.

 

 

21.3 Given a description of a crisis incident, describe crisis response procedures.

 

 

21.4 Describe practices for effective management of crises.

 

 

21.5 Implement emergency protocols and procedures.

 

 

 

 

FR 22-R

Lesson 22-R: Communication Protocol During Incident Recovery

FR 13.1

 

22-R  Implement established communication and reporting protocols during times of shutdown and

recovery.

 

 

22.1   Demonstrate knowledge and skills of appropriate communication methods and systems to

be used during shutdown and recovery.

 

 

22.2   Demonstrate knowledge of the protocols for communicating following an incident and requesting assistance.

 

 

 

 

FR 23-R

Lesson 23-R: Regulations for Cargo and Container Security

FR 14.1

 

23-R  Identify government regulations and programs related to cargo and container security.

 

 

23.1   Explain the role of CBP as the lead agency in responding to cargo or container incidents.

23.2   State the CBP 24-Hour advance Cargo Manifest Declaration Rule

23.3   Describe the role of the national Targeting Center in cargo and container security

23.4   Describe the function of the CBP program C-TPAT

23.5   Describe the function of CBP’s Container Security Initiative

 

 

23.6   Describe regulations regarding emergency information on HAZMAT cargos contained in

49CFR 172.600.

 

 

 

 

FR 24-R

Lesson 24-R: Defining Drills

FR 15.1

 

24-R  Demonstrate relevant background knowledge on exercises and drills.

 

 

24.1   Define “drill.”

 

 

24.2   Identify the characteristics of drill exercises.

 

 

24.3   List reasons for conducting a drill exercise.

 

 

24.4   Identify types of drills.

 

 

24.5   Discriminate between drills and other emergency preparation exercises.

 

 

 

 

FR 25-R

Lesson 25-R: Types of Crowds

FR 16.1

 

25-R  Direct flow of crowd traffic.

 

 

25.1   Classify different types of crowds.

 

 

25.2   List characteristics of crowds in a crisis situation.

 

 

 

 

FR 26-R

Lesson 26-R: Crowd Control During Emergencies

FR 16.2

 

26-R  Control crowd in an emergency situation.

 

 

26.1   Demonstrate a general awareness on the importance of keeping order.

 

 

26.2   Identify crowd control techniques in emergency situations.

 

 

26.3   Identify ways to communicate effectively with crowd during an emergency.

 

 

26.4   Identify ways to evacuate crowd.

 

 

 

 


 

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FR 1-PD

Module 1. The Seaport Environment

 

 

 

 

FR 1.1-PD

Lesson 1.1-PD: Port Personnel

FR 1.3

 

1.1-PD         Explain the roles of the primary stakeholders in the maritime domain.

 

 

1.1.1      Discriminate between authorized and non-authorized security personnel, including

uniforms, vehicles, and forms of identification, involved in port security.

 

 

1.1.2      Discriminate between authorized and non-authorized labor, service, and subcontract

personnel involved in daily port operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 2. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

 

 

 

FR 2.1-PD

Lesson 2.1: Potential Targets of Terrorism

FR 3.1

 

2.1-PD         Summarize the unique nature of port as a potential terrorism target.

 

 

2.1.1      Describe the unique nature of port as potential terrorist targets.

 

 

2.1.2      Describe the critical infrastructure / facilities that can be potential terrorist targets at a

port.

 

 

2.1.3      Identify the route of potential transportation of WMD at port.

 

 

2.1.4      Describe the consequences of a terrorist attack at a port including the economic and

psychological impacts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 3.  Communication: Reporting

 

 

 

 

FR 3.1-PD

Lesson 3.1: Incident Reporting

FR 4.1

 

3.1-PD         Ensure that occurrences that threaten the security at port are recorded and reported.

 

 

3.1.1      Apply specific communication techniques to achieve goals and objectives of report.

 

 

3.1.2      Describe the backup means for both internal and external communication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 4.  Conflict Management

 

 

 

 

FR 4.1-PD

Lesson 4.1: Conflict Resolution Strategies

FR 6.1

 

4.1-PD         Resolve conflict effectively.

 

 

4.1.1      Describe the five key conflict management styles.

 

 

4.1.2      Identify when to utilize a particular conflict management style.

 

 

4.1.3      Employ conflict resolution strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

Module 5.  Situation Awareness and Decision Making

 

 

 

 

FR 5.1-PD

Lesson 5.1: Maintaining Situation Awareness

FR 10.2

 

5.1-PD         Monitor relevant cues within an incident to maintain situation awareness.

 

 

5.1.1      Develop perceptual skills.

 

 

5.1.2      Identify methods for using sensory motor skills in detecting subtle differences during an incident.

 

 

 

 

FR 5.2-PD

Lesson 5.2: Making Decisions Under Uncertainty

FR 10.3

 

5.2-PD         Recognize key decision points/patterns within a given incident.

 

 

5.2.1      Develop pattern recognition skills.

 

 

5.2.2      Identify methods for using prior experience in formulating a course of action.

 

 

5.2.3      Identify questions to ask to gather more information and reduce uncertainty.

 

 

 

 


 

FR 5.3-PD

Lesson 5.3: Making Better Decisions Under Stress

FR 10.4

 

5.3-PD         Generate decision options.

 

 

5.3.1      Demonstrate the use of plausible goals in generating decision options.

 

 

5.3.2      Describe how situational cues are monitored in generating decision options.

 

 

5.3.3      Describe the use of intuition in generating decision options.

 

 

5.3.4      Compare mental simulations among team members.

 

 

5.3.5      Identify ways to improve team decision making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Module 6.  Detecting Surveillance and Suspicious Activities

 

 

 

 

FR 6.1-PD

Lesson 6.1: Evaluate and Report Surveillance and Suspicious Activities

FR 11.3

 

6.1-PD         Evaluate and report surveillance and suspicious activities.

 

 

6.1.1      Evaluate and report indicators of surveillance and suspicious activities.

 

 

6.1.2      Identify local protocol for reporting surveillance and suspicious activities.

 


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