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Homeland Security
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HOMELAND SECURITY AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN

NS educates its employees and communities on security issues in order to raise awareness of risks and breakdowns. Everyone should be alert at all times and report suspicious persons and acts. 


The Association of American Railroads Railroad Security Threat Level Alert System

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has created a four-level threat alert system employed by NS and the other North American railroads:

Level 1: Normal day-to-day operations
Level 2: Heightened security awareness (current threat level)
Level 3: Credible threat of an attack on the U.S. or railroad industry
Level 4: Confirmed threat of attack against the railroad industry or actual attack in the U.S.

We use this alert system to respond with countermeasure activities to developing threats. The AAR alert system is tailored to the rail industry and generally matches the Department of Homeland Security’s alert plan.


U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)

In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new nationwide alert system for terror-related occurrences. Called the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, its purpose is to make alerts understandable to the public.   

Imminent Threat Alert: Warns of a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the U.S.
Elevated Threat Alert: Warns of a credible terrorist threat against the U.S. (DHS alerts will be issued only for specific time periods, which automatically expire.)

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response)

Transcaer® promotes safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials, educates and assists communities near major transportation routes about hazardous materials, and aids community emergency response planning for hazardous material transportation incidents. NS is a proud member of Transcaer®.

Links

Below are links to federal and other homeland security organizations. NS doesn’t necessarily endorse the views or facts presented on them.


U.S. Government Links


FRA Grade Crossing Smartphone App

http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/details/L04641

Ready.gov

http://www.ready.gov/

Homeport - United States Coast Guard

http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do

House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

http://hsc.house.gov/

Senate Committee on Homeland Security

http://hsgac.senate.gov/

US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

http://www.dhs.gov/

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

http://www.tsa.gov/

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

http://www.ice.gov/

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

http://www.cbp.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce Homeland Security Information Center

http://www.ntis.gov/hs/

U.S. Department of Defense - Defenselink

http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/homeland/

 

State Government Links

Alabama

http://www.dhs.alabama.gov

Alaska

http://www.ak-prepared.com

Arizona

http://www.homelandsecurity.az.gov

Arkansas

http://www.adem.arkansas.gov/ADEM/index.aspx

California

http://www.calema.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Colorado

http://csp.state.co.us/ops.cfm

Connecticut

http://www.ct.gov/demhs/site/default.asp

Delaware

http://dshs.delaware.gov

Florida

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/osi/DomesticSecurity

Georgia

http://www.ohs.state.ga.us

Hawaii

http://www.scd.hawaii.gov/

Idaho

http://www.bhs.idaho.gov

Illinois

http://www.illinoishomelandsecurity.org

Indiana

http://www.in.gov/dhs/

Iowa

http://www.iowahomelandsecurity.org/

Kansas

http://www.kansastag.gov/kshls_default.asp

Kentucky

http://homelandsecurity.ky.gov/

Louisiana

http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/homeland/default.htm

Maine

http://www.maine.gov/mema/homeland/

Maryland

http://www.gov.state.md.us/homelandsecurity.html

Massachusetts

http://www.mass.gov/eopss/home-sec-emerg-resp/

Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/homeland

Minnesota

http://www.hsem.state.mn.us

Mississippi

http://www.homelandsecurity.ms.gov

Missouri

http://www.dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs

Montana

http://dma.mt.gov/des/default.asp

Nebraska

http://www.nema.ne.gov/index.shtml

Nevada

http://www.homelandsecurity.nv.gov

New Hampshire

http://www.nh.gov/homelandsecurity/

New Jersey

http://www.state.nj.us/njhomelandsecurity/

New Mexico

http://www.nmdhsem.org/

New York

http://www.security.state.ny.us

North Carolina

http://www.nccrimecontrol.org/index2.cfm?a=000003,000010,00021

North Dakota

http://www.nd.gov/des/homeland/

Ohio

http://homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

http://www.ok.gov/okohs/

Oregon

http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/CTS/

Pennsylvania

http://www.pema.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pema…

Rhode Island

http://www.riema.ri.gov/

South Carolina

http://www.scemd.org

South Dakota

http://www.state.sd.us/homeland/

Tennessee

http://www.state.tn.us/homelandsecurity/

Texas

http://www.texashomelandsecurity.com

Utah

http://www.utahemergencyinfo.com/go/site/2515/

Vermont

http://dps.vermont.gov/

Virginia

http://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/cple/ohs/

Washington

http://www.emd.wa.gov/

West Virginia

http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/about/Documents/WV homeland security strategy 2010.pdf

Wisconsin

http://homelandsecurity.wi.gov

Wyoming

http://wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us

 

Other Links

American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.86f46a12f…

Center for Homeland Security

http://www.chds.us/

Common Sense - Use It

http://www.commonsenseuseit.com/

Heritage.org

http://www.heritage.org/Research/HomelandDefense/

Homeland Security Institute

http://www.homelandsecurity.org

National Terror Alert Center

http://www.nationalterroralert.com/overview.htm

Rand Corporation - Terrorism

http://www.rand.org/research_areas/terrorism/