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Institute for Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

The Institute for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness at Delaware County Community College provides seminars, workshops, conferences, certificate programs and education to the response community, government agencies, private businesses, transportation entities, utilities and the community at large to create awareness of the protocols and practices required to mitigate problems that may arise as a result of man-made or natural disasters. Our broad-based curriculum is appropriate for the majority of workers and professionals across industries, and can include, but is not limited to, government officials, office managers, private business operatives, managers and workers, transportation and utility providers, school administrators, and interested individuals. Our certificate programs are also appropriate for security and emergency professionals including police and fire personnel and emergency medical service providers.


Delaware County Hazardous Material Seminar

Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Registration 7:30-8 a.m.)

Schedule | Registration Form


Training and development programs help individuals and organizations:

  • Address preparedness challenges
  • Enhance prevention, deterrence, response and recovery from incidents
  • Increase awareness of issues, policies and procedures
  • Develop capabilities, knowledge and skills
  • Develop and enhance community outreach strategies
  • Address education and training gaps related to prevention and preparedness
  • Identify  special needs populations
  • Prepare emergency evacuation plans
  • Address planning, unified command, risk hazard identification and assessment issues
  • Increases abilities to lead or assist in the incident command process
  • Enhances responder skills and credentials
  • Gain insight into the impact of environmental, safety and health concerns relating to  emergency management
  • Improve communication and coordination efforts with other responders
  • Practice emergency response skills with hands-on projects, tabletop exercises and drills

Certificate and Training Opportunities

Call the number listed on the right to discuss tailored classes specifically for your organization's needs, or consider participating in one of the following Emergency Preparedness Certificates:

The Institute functions under the direction of an oversight board comprised of professionals from police, fire and medical occupations as well as representation from business and industry, County Emergency Services and the Local Emergency Planning Committees (members listed on the left).

See a listing of the members of the Policy Oversight Board >>