Training

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 Plan Implementation
  • Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
  • HazMat for EMS (Operations Level training)
  • CBRNE awareness
  • Integrating Functional Needs Support into Sheltering
  • Active Shooter/Hostile Event awareness and survival staff training
  • Airport emergency preparedness training and exercises

Client Testimonial

“EPS played a pivotal role in the success of Vermont’s Vigilant Guard 2016. EPS provided management and communications with over 100 controllers and evaluators that were utilized throughout the nine (9) day exercise. Without Tim and Robin’s hard work to fill all necessary positions and Tim’s tireless work during conduct, the exercise evaluation would have fallen short. Even through the After Action Report drafting, EPS supported Vermont’s needs to ensure that we had the best data from those who worked for them during the exercise. Each night Tim sent out an Action Plan for the next days’ exercise activity. This was very helpful in making sure that all the staff were in the correct location at the correct time. Great support and service provided by EPS throughout the entire process.”

Jessica Stolz, Deputy Homeland Security AdvisorVermont Department of Public Safety