General Physics’ Domestic Preparedness Unit Provides Hazardous Material Training to New Hampshire First Responders
Elkridge, MD. October 28, 2010 –Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today the award of a seventh Domestic Preparedness Equipment Training Assistance Program (DPETAP) Training Assistance Visit (TAVs) for the Regional Hazardous Material response teams within the State of New Hampshire. GP is providing training on Hazardous Materials detection and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in several locations throughout the state during 2010, including more than 3,500 hours of training to more than 950 responders.
The Regional Emergency Planning Committee Director for Southeastern New Hampshire stated, “The Southeastern Response Team personnel have stated that the training provided was some of the best that they have attended. The instructors where thoroughly knowledgeable on all of the detection equipment and presented an excellent class. We have all ready scheduled them to return for a PPE class.”
Craig Seger, Senior Vice President for GP, explained, “GP provides DPETAP training for responders that helps them prepare for hazardous materials responses, regardless of the cause. The State of New Hampshire has demonstrated their commitment to preparedness by contracting directly for this training to improve the readiness of these highly trained teams for any hazardous materials response. The residents of New Hampshire can be proud of the dedicated responders in the state.”
DPETAP was developed by GP in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate and the United States Army’s Pine Bluff Arsenal, the Department of Defense’s center of expertise for chemical and biological defensive equipment production and support. Via DPETAP, GP helps emergency responders nationwide better select, operate and maintain their chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) detection and response equipment. DPETAP currently offers more than 53 courses and exercises that range from 1 to 24 hours in length. GP has operated DPETAP since the program’s inception in 1999, conducting training and technical assistance for more than 93,000 first responders in more than 1,700 agencies in 47 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia.
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.
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