NTSB Training Center.


Transportation Disaster Response – A Course For Emergency Responders


Designed specifically for emergency responders and planners, this course provides participants with the tools to most effectively manage a major transportation disaster. Audio/video materials, case studies, recent examples and panel discussions are employed to illustrate key principles of the unique aspects of responding to major transportation disasters.

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Dates, Tuition
and Fee

November 14-16, 2012
$1,198 early registration, by October 29, 2012
$1,248 late registration, between October 30, 2012 and 12 pm (noon) ET on November 13, 2012
$50 processing fee will be added to tuitions for all offline applications.  A tuition invoice can be ordered for a $15 processing fee. 

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.


8:00 am - 4:30 pm.


NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147


OPEN.  Applications are now being accepted.

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November 14-16, 2012




  • Integrating ICS and investigative processes during a transportation disaster
  • Responding to transportation events involving terrorism and/or hazardous materials
  • Maximizing resources in site security and support staffing
  • Responding to media inquires and managing press at the scene
  • Communicating with the local community and families of the victims
  • Providing assistance to family members
  • Forensic aspects of recovery and identification
  • Long-term issues facing the affected community following a major disaster

Performance Results

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Improve their organization’s on-scene coordination and communication
  • Manage limited resources more effectively
  • More effectively manage the operational challenges during a major accident
  • Address the issues that a major disaster can have on an organization’s staff and local community
  • Interact more knowledgeably with federal officials at the accident site
  • Avoid pitfalls and mistakes unique to major transportation accidents
Comments from course participants

Who May Attend

This course is designed for local, county, state and federal emergency responders:
  • Municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies
  • Fire departments
  • Local and state transportation departments
  • Local, county, state and federal emergency planners
  • Public safety agencies
  • Members of the transportation community with accident response roles
  • Other organizations and agencies that have immediate or long-term post disaster responsibilities
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)


Area hotels and restaurants


  • Washington Dulles International (IAD): 10 miles
  • Washington Ronald Reagan National (DCA): 30 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International (BWI): 60 miles

More Information

Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900

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