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AWR-172 - Vulnerability Identification Self Assessment Tool (ViSAT) Course for Public assembly Facilities

This awareness-level course provides instruction for the use and application of the Department Homeland Security’s Vulnerability Identification Self-Assessment (ViSAT) software. It is targeted at public assembly facility managers and staff responsible for the operation and security of amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, race tracks, stadiums, university complexes, and similar types of venues. The course reviews the concepts of risk management, staff processes to prepare and collect input data, using the ViSAT software program to conduct the assessment, and using the summary report to enhance security at the ViSAT user’s public assembly facility. As such, it includes detailed information and hands-on experience using the ViSAT software program.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the value of collecting information, planning preparedness, and enhancing security for public events and activities that have potential for high-consequence events and/or incidents of national significance, particularly involving WMD
  • Display a willingness to complete a vulnerability assessment on their public assembly facility submitting the data and information to DHS and using their respective information to enhance security planning and preparedness

How this course is offered:

Delivered onsite at location designated by requesting jurisdictions.  To learn more or schedule a delivery, contact Harold Hansen at 773-973-2049,

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Experience with personal computers, responsibility or involvement in the security for a public assembly facility, understanding of security practices and protocols for public assembly facilities, and employment or association with a public assembly facility within the United States

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: International Association of Assembly Managers
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works
Emergency Management

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