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Sector-Specific Critical Infrastructure Courses

Interagency Security Committee

Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) (IS-890.a)
Provides Federal facility security professionals, engineers, building owners, construction contractors, architects, and the general public with basic information about the ISC and its facility security standards and processes.

A chemical facility


Web-based and instructor-led courses focusing on chemical facility security, explosive and Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) are offered here.

For more information, contact

Commercial Facilities

Videos and webinars spotlighting security awareness at commercial facilities can be found at the Commercial Facilities Sector Training and Resources page.

For more information, contact the Commercial Facilities Sector team at

A dam


Several Web-based courses are offered by the Dams Sector and hosted by FEMA EMI:

Dams Sector: Crisis Management (IS-870)
Explains the application of crisis management concepts as integral components of an overall risk management program. It provides planning guidance for Dam Sector partners to use when developing Emergency Action, Continuity of Operations, Pandemic Preparedness, and Exercise plans.

The following courses are hosted on HSIN-CS:

Dams Sector: Security Awareness (IS-871, For Official Use Only)
Enhances the ability to identify security concerns, coordinate proper response, and establish effective partnerships with local law enforcement and first responder communities. The course describes common security vulnerabilities, potential indicators of threats, surveillance detection, and reporting of incidents and suspicious activities.

Dams Sector: Protective Measures (IS-872, For Official Use Only)
Addresses protective measures related to physical, cyber, and human elements, and describes the importance of these measures as components of an overall risk management program.

For more information, contact the Dams Sector at

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Emergency Services

Webinars and training videos focusing on First Responders are available on the Homeland Security Information Sharing – Critical Sectors (HSIN-CS) Emergency Services Sector portal.

For access and more information, contact the Emergency Services Sector at


Nuclear Sector Explosive Threat Awareness Training (NSETAT)

This course is for nuclear facility security officers and first responders conducted in partnership with the Chemical SSA and IP's Office for Bombing Prevention. This no-cost training is provided to Nuclear Sector stakeholders to educate responders on VBIED threats, use, detection, and mitigation. It will be held regionally throughout the country to accommodate stakeholders' limited travel budgets. For more information please contact the Nuclear Sector team at

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