NTSB Training Center.

Title NTSB/FBI Evidence Response Team (ERT) Joint Training
Description Facilitated by NTSB accident responders, this course demonstrated how the Safety Board's disaster response and investigation responsibilities and procedures relate to FBI ERT operations.

August 22-26, 2005

Location NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Overview NTSB Accident Investigations
  • Mission and structure of the NTSB
  • The "party" process
  • The "go-team" (multi-modal) and areas of responsibility 
NTSB on-scene with the FBI ERT
  • Evolution of the NTSB/FBI ERT partnership
  • MOUs
  • Accident vs. crime 
  • Role of NTSB Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance 
Aircraft, Highway, Rail, Pipeline, Hazmat and Marine Accident Investigations for ERTs
  • Major Accident Launches and Coordination
  • On-Scene Logistics, Site management, Interagency Relations
  • Post On-Scene Work
  • Case Studies
Panel Discussion: The Future of Transportation Accidents
Performance Results

Upon completion of the course, the participants were able to:

  • Be better prepared to work closely with the Safety Board and other agencies supporting the response effort at the accident site
  • Coordinate initial inter-agency communications during launch phase of investigation
  • Discuss the NTSB accident investigation authority and protocols and how they relate to the FBI's operations
  • Explain the on-scene responsibilities and procedures the NTSB employs at the accident site
More Information Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900