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Railcar Inspection Guide Training Support Package

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The Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) has released the Training Support Package (TSP) for the Railcar Inspection Guide (RIG) for preparing security and response personnel and other emergency/public government service organizations assigned the responsibility of assessing, screening, and inspecting railcars for improvised explosive devices, weapons of mass destruction, and other contraband.

The information is intended to supplement information contained in the RIG and should be applied in conjunction with previous training, experience, and standard procedures and policies. The RIG TSP guides participants through three units of training by employing interactive lectures with supporting videos, exercises, and assessments. The Suspicious Indicators unit covers material that security personnel will use to flag a railcar as suspicious. The Interview unit addresses material that security personnel will use while interviewing a person to explain suspicious activity or railcar indicators. The Railcar Search unit explores material related to inspecting the railcar and its contents.

The RIG TSP consists of a three ring binder containing printed instructor guidance, a student manual, and PowerPoint™ slides for instructional use. Included with the shrink-wrapped binder are two VHS video tapes; one containing a Train-the-Trainer video, and the other containing classroom support video clip scenarios. Also included in the package is a CD-ROM containing, in a digitized format, all information in the manuals, PowerPoint™ slides, and video clips.

The RIG TSP is restricted documentation and media that is available only to Federal, State, and local governments involved in security and counter-terrorism activities. Contractors providing security services to these agencies may also procure the RIG TSP. All orders must first be confirmed by TSWG prior to being sent to the Government Printing Office (GPO).

The cost for each RIG TSP is $93.00. When ordering the RIG TSP, cite stock number 008-001-00172-0. To order this product, first send an e-mail request for quantity desired to pubs@tswg.gov, and include contact name, organization name, address, and telephone number. Security contractors must also provide similar sponsoring government agency information. Confirmation of the order will be approved via e-mail with an approval number. The product can then be ordered from GPO, accompanied by a copy of the confirmation e-mail and approval number, as follows:

Orders accompanied by the TSWG approval number may be placed via e-mail, fax, and mail.

Online: http://bookstore.gpo.gov

E-mail: orders@gpo.gov

Phone: Toll free (866) 512-1800, DC Area: (202) 512-1800

Fax: (202) 512-2250 at any time

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Mail Stop: SSOP
Washington, DC 20402-0001

All orders require prepayment, either by check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover/NOVUS, or GPO Deposit Account.

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