Statutory Law - US Code - 22 USC 5505. Disaster training for State Department personnel


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22 USC § 5505. Disaster training for State Department personnel

*Current through Public Law 112-173, August 16th, 2012.

(a) Additional training
The Secretary of State shall institute a supplemental program of training in disaster management for all consular officers.
(b) Training improvements
(1) In expanding the training program under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary of State shall consult with death and bereavement counselors concerning the particular demands posed by aviation tragedies and terrorist activities.
(2) In providing such additional training under subsection (a) of this section the Secretary of State shall consider supplementing the current training program through—
(A) providing specialized training to create a team of “disaster specialists” to deploy immediately in a crisis; or
(B) securing outside experts to be brought in during the initial phases to assist consular personnel.

(Pub. L. 101–604, title II, §206, Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3084.)