Elkridge, MD. December 10, 2009 – Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today it has achieved a major milestone by providing Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) detection, protection and decontamination equipment training to over 90,000 first responders.
GP, in cooperation with the Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), operates DPETAP, a federal-funded program through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 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. DPETAP helps emergency responders nationwide better select, operate, and maintain their CBRN detection and response equipment. DPETAP currently offers more than 53 courses and exercises that range from 1 hour to 24 hours in length, and has provided mobile on-site training in 45 states and two U.S. Territories.
According to Dave Chapman, PBA Program Manager for DPETAP, “This milestone demonstrates the success of the mobile training concept in reaching a nationwide audience. The partnership between PBA and FEMA allows both agencies to leverage our expertise to provide high quality and effective technical training to improve the Nation’s all-hazard preparedness. GP has managed and operated this program since inception, and this training has made a difference in the response capabilities for a number of jurisdictions around the Nation.”
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at http://gpworldwide.com/.
Scott N. Greenberg
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