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IRSC Emergency Management Professionals Play Essential Role in Community Exercises

IRSC Emergency Management Professionals Play Essential Role in Community Exercises

June 22, 2021 Suzanne Seldes

On May 25, Dr. Brenda Rante and Sara Peterson of IRSC's National Preparedness Institute and IRSC Assistant Professor Joan Rivera lent their expertise in emergency preparedness assessment during a full‐scale, multi‐agency emergency management exercise at the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park. Coordinated by St. Lucie County's Public Safety Department, this event was the second part of a two‐phased training exercise that featured multiple agencies representing public safety within St. Lucie County. The IRSC Team monitored the event and is responsible for preparing the after-action report for approval by the St. Lucie County Public Safety Department.

IRSC Emergency Management Professionals Play Essential Role in Community Exercises

"After-action reports document best practices and opportunities for improvements for both real-world events and exercises," explains Dr. Rante, Director of the IRSC National Preparedness Institute. "After-action reports are critical tools used by first responders to document capabilities demonstrated during the exercise, training needs to support future response, and processes required to address any gaps or needs that may have been identified during these real-world events or exercises."

Housed at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex, the National Preparedness Institute develops and coordinates educational and training resources to boost public safety providers' knowledge, skills, and abilities. For more information, visit tcpublicsafetytraining.com.

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