EPS provides a full range of services related to training, including training needs assessments; and instructional design, development, delivery, and evaluation. We utilize the industry-standard ADDIE Model of Instructional Design for all instructional design projects. We pay special attention to the application of Bloom’s Taxonomy to ensure that training objectives are created and accomplished at the proper level of competency desired for learners at the conclusion of the training.
We have particular expertise in the professional development of training materials, such as participant guides, presentations, and job aids to support learning and the application of learning. Our processes and documents meet the standards of DHS’ National Training and Education Division (NTED) to ensure grant compliance.
EPS has special expertise in conducting Training Needs Assessments, which are a unique type of assessment focused on the identification of training needs among identified stakeholders within a jurisdiction or organization. EPS conducts training needs assessments within defined frameworks such as DHS’ Core Capabilities or the DHHS Public Health Preparedness and Response Capabilities. The research and discovery process is typically conducted through a series of interviews, surveys, and document reviews.
Some of the course topics for which we have developed and delivered training:
- Incident Command System (ICS)
- Emergency Operations Center (EOC) management
- Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Implementation
- HSEEP and Exercise Management
- Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
- HazMat for EMS (Operations Level training)
- CBRNE awareness
- Integrating Functional Needs Support into Sheltering
- Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) awareness and survival staff training
- Airport emergency preparedness training and exercises
- Various other topics in emergency management and homeland security
“Through the work completed by EPS, Vermont has been able to gain a clear picture of the training needs across the State, allowing us to develop a new training program to meet identified areas for improvement. EPS’ staff was efficient and catered to the evolving project, changing direction mid-stream as parameters dictated.”
Jessica Stolz, Deputy Homeland Security AdvisorVermont Department of Public Safety