New Video-based program offers Port Security Training
"Maritime Security: Keeping Ports Safe" addresses awareness, prevention and response levels of security training. Topics include detecting suspicious activity, basic security procedures, and appropriate response to criminal activity.
Technical advisors for the program include Capt. Frank Whipple of Hudson Maritime Security Services, recently retired as head of the US Coast Guard's Pacific Region Headquarters Marine Safety Division; Capt. Allan Breese of Hudson Maritime Security Services, who was instrumental in the development of the Model Port for Maritime Security and the methodology for conducting port security surveys for the U.S. Government; Robert Baron of the Steamship Trade Association; CDR. Michael Drieu of the US Coast Guard, who has served in the Coast Guard's marine safety program since 1986 and has been assigned to four different Marine Safety Offices; Capt. Mike Hildebrand of Hildebrand & Noll Associates, formerly Director of Safety and Fire Protection for the American Petroleum Institute and a member of the NFPA Standards Council; and LT Joe Leonard, Chief of the Planning Department for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit in Galveston, Texas and a member of the Houston LEPC.
Recently programs on security and terrorism issues have been created for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Security Command of the Utah Olympics, and the International Association of Fire Fighters.
In addition, thousands of copies of such titles as "Terrorism: 1st Response," "Oil Spill Response," "Intermodal Containers" and "Response to Anthrax Threats" have been widely distributed throughout the country and are training hundreds of thousands of local and state emergency response personnel.