DPETAPDomestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program
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With a total of 20 courses and exercises DPETAP teams provide detailed technical information and hands-on training, Wright said.
DPETAP currently offers more than 53 courses and exercises that range from 1 to 24 hours in length.
DPETAP offers more than 50 courses and exercises that range from 1 to 24 hours in length.
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.
DPETAP was established in 1999 in partnership with the 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.
According to Dave Chapman, PBA Program Manager for DPETAP, "This milestone demonstrates the success of the mobile training concept in reaching a nationwide audience.
We have talked to several Oklahoma and other state responder agencies who have received TA from DPETAP that said the TA they received was great.
Ed Caldwell, DPETAP Program Manager for GP, said, "It is a privilege to work with OKOHS to help meet their operational readiness needs.
DPETAP, funded by a grant from the Justice Department, provides detailed technical information and equipment operation and maintenance training to assist First Responders throughout the country to more effectively select, use, and maintain the detection equipment used in response to a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident.