Training, Exercises, and Technical Assistance Regional planning councils are a source of affordable, high-quality planning and training professionals with extensive expertise in emergency management and preparedness who are available to member local governments and stakeholders. This assistance includes exercise and training activities designed in conjunction with county emergency management staff. Regional planning councils provide training to first responders, both public and private, in the following areas:

  • Hazardous materials
  • Hazardous waste
  • Incident command
  • Disaster response
  • Pre- and post-disaster planning
  • Post-disaster redevelopment
  • Continuity of operations and governance
  • Interoperability emergency communications

Knowing where to turn to for reliable, up-to-date emergency information is key to making it through a disaster.