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NTSB Training Center 


Transportation Disaster Response - Family Assistance


Developed for commercial transportation officials, representatives of federal agencies, staff of non-governmental relief organizations and emergency managers, this course is instrumental in understanding how any organization involved in the accident response can most effectively support the family assistance efforts.

NTSB Transportation Disaster Assistance specialists, clinicians and other professionals will present a variety of disaster response and family assistance topics. Learn from Safety Board responders who have developed partnership programs to manage disasters.

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Dates and Tuition

May 7-9, 2019

$1,198 early registration, by April 7, 2019
$1,298 late registration, between April 8, 2019 and May 1, 2019

October 21-23, 2019

$1,198 early registration, by September 21, 2019
$1,298 late registration, between September 22 and October 15, 2019

We are no longer accepting offline applications.

Note:  payment must be made at time of registration.


8am - 4:30pm (Day 1 and Day 2)
8am – 3pm (Day 3)


NTSB Training Center • 45065 Bles Park Drive • Ashburn, Virginia 20147


OPEN. Applications are now being accepted.
Limited to first 50 registrations

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  • Legal aspects of family assistance - specifics of legal protections afforded to family members
  • Conducting effective family briefings - communicating with grieving and traumatized families
  • Effective on-scene response - a start to finish look at family assistance operation
  • Successful forensic operations - communicating with families about the forensic response
  • Practical resources for family representatives - developing support skills, and self care

Performance Results

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

  • Improve on-scene coordination and communication
  • Manage limited resources more effectively
  • Define the practical skills for working with grieving family members
  • Apply the skills from the class to conduct an effective family briefing
  • Brief others in their organization about the disaster response process and the role of the NTSB

Who May Attend

  • Commercial transportation industry officials, particularly those that are in a position to set or influence policy, or have a family assistance role during transportation disasters
  • Representatives of federal agencies, particularly those that have a role in transportation disaster response
  • Representatives of non-governmental and/or private agencies that have a legitimate and recognized transportation disaster response role
  • Members of the academic community attending for research purposes (on a space-available basis)


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

More Information

Email or call (571) 223-3939