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Accident/Incident Response Preparedness (AIP 23-1)

August 22 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 12:00 pm


Course Description

This course is designed for individuals who are involved in either preparing emergency response plans or responding to incidents and accidents as a representative of their organization. It is based on the premise that accidents are relatively rare events and organizations may have little experience in dealing with them. The aftermath of an accident or serious incident typically involves complex, challenging, and stressful situations. An organization can significantly reduce the negative impact of these events with preparation and the development of an effective response plan.

This updated course has been extended to 4.5 full days to integrate communications in the digital age and facilitate a capstone exercise to develop and present an exemplar emergency response plan exercise.


To provide information on effective preparation for accident/incident response, including organizational policy and planning, operational and technical aspects, and humanitarian considerations. To provide the knowledge needed to function effectively during post-accident activities and situations. To provide the skills required to write an effective company emergency response plan.

Who Should Attend

Management and safety personnel involved in planning for, responding to, or recovering from incidents and accidents.

Course Outline

  1. Accident/Incident Response Plan Development and Overview
    • The Importance and Value of an Emergency Response Plan
    • The Investigation Process –  Domestic and International
    • Effectively Interacting with Government Investigators
    • Informal Communications Discipline
    • Air Carrier/Aircraft Operator Planning Process
    • Plan Development, Training and Exercises
  2. Aviation Disaster Victim and Family Assistance
    • Fundamental Needs of Families and Survivors
    • Requirements, Standards, and Best Practices
    • Roles and Responsibilities: Operators, Stakeholders, and Partner Organizations
    • Response Phases and Milestones
    • Practical Skills for Working with Families and Survivors
    • Responder and Organizational Resilience
    • Resources for Plan Development, Training and Exercises
  3. Communications
    • Effective Practical Communication Techniques
    • Understanding the Media’s Needs
    • Dealing with Digital and Social Media
    • Internal and External Communications
    • Complying with Communications Policies of Investigative Authorities
  4. Preparing for Litigation
    • Understanding Administrative, Civil and Criminal Actions
    • Identifying How Organizations Can Become Involved in Litigation
    • Identifying Evidence and Developing an Evidence Preservation Plan
    • Databases and Document Retention
    • Reducing Exposure of the Organization and Personnel
    • Working with Counsel, Experts, and Insurance Carriers
  5. Developing and Drafting a Complete Emergency Response Plan
    • Outline and Organization
    • Format, Dissemination and Updating
    • The First Two Hours
    • Integrating with Other Departments

Course Duration:  4.5 Days

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Published on March 5th, 2021

Last updated on March 14th, 2022


August 22 @ 8:00 am
August 26 @ 12:00 pm


USC Aviation Safety and Security Program
6033 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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