TEEX, LSU help Florida develop training & exercise plan to meet National Preparedness Goal

Emergency managers and officials in Florida have been learning to identify gaps in training and capabilities to meet the National Preparedness Goal through a specialized course, “Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Planning” (RTIPP).

The course helps communities across the state identify and fill preparedness training gaps at a local level by assembling a team, developing a jurisdictional profile and applying traditional gap analysis tools. Fifteen Train-the-Trainer versions of the course are being delivered across Florida by TEEX’s National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) in conjunction with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University.

“We believe the RTIPP courses will benefit the state and local jurisdictions’ response abilities through the use of gap analysis to identify the correct courses to fill the gaps to help Florida be better prepared for all hazards,” said Linda McWhorter, State Training and Exercise Officer, Florida Division of Emergency Management.  Read more.