Dams Sector Training

These web-based independent study training courses provide dam and levee stakeholders with the knowledge required to enhance security and resilience at their facilities. These courses:

  • Effectively provide information on security vulnerabilities
  • Improve the ability to assess risks to facilities
  • Support effective protective programs being put into practice
  • Improve incident response capabilities within an all-hazards strategy 

Web-Based Courses

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute

The Dams Sector: Crisis Management (IS-870a) course 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, recovery continuity of operations, pandemic preparedness, and exercise plans.

Homeland Security Information Network – Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI)

These courses are hosted on Homeland Security Information Network - Critical Infrastructure (HSIN-CI):

The Dams Sector: Security Awareness (IS-871a, For Official Use Only) course 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.

The Dams Sector: Protective Measures (IS-872a, For Official Use Only) course 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.

Additional Training

For information on additional training, please visit the Critical Infrastructure Training webpage.

Dams Sector Resources

The Dams Sector Resources webpage provides additional resources and publications for the sector.

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Dams Sector Management Team at DamsSector@cisa.dhs.gov.

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