General Physics’ Domestic Preparedness Equipment Training Assistance Program (DPETAP) Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
Elkridge, MD. July 6, 2010 –Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today that its Domestic Preparedness Equipment Training Assistance Program (DPETAP), located on the Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas, is celebrating a decade of training excellence. DPETAP was developed in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Program’s National Preparedness Directorate and the Arsenal, a Department of Defense center of expertise for chemical and biological defensive equipment production and support.
DPETAP helps emergency responders nationwide select, operate and maintain their chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive detection and response equipment. DPETAP offers more than 50 courses and exercises that range from 1 to 24 hours in length. Since inception, over 92,000 first responders in 47 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia have been provided more than 431,000 hours of instruction by GP’s DPETAP team.
GP’s Director of Homeland Security, Defense and Emergency Management Programs, Randy Bartley states, “We have over 150 accolades from the communities we have trained. In larger jurisdictions like Atlanta, DC and Chicago, trained responders know GP DPETAP members by name and call on them whenever they have a need, which is a significant accomplishment and an indication of the quality of our DPETAP personnel.”
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at www.gpworldwide.com.
Scott N. Greenberg
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