For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2014

Media Contact:
Lt. Arnold Piedrahita


Miami-Dade County Emergency Management to test M-D C.O.R.E.

(Miami, FL) –Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a training exercise of the Miami-Dade Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies Program (M-D C.O.R.E.), on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility in Doral.

The goal of the exercise is to build capacity and to identify remaining gaps, shortfalls, and additional training needs. This exercise represents not only the first test of the M-D C.O.R.E. Plan, but it is also the first opportunity, nationally to test the concepts of this Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) Building Resiliency initiative.

M-D C.O.R.E. is a program designed to better engage Faith Based and Community Organizations (FBCO’s) in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. 

It is also a component of the DHS’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, “Building Resilience with Diverse Communities” initiative.  Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. identifies ways to connect FBCO’s along the emergency management continuum. The program seeks to incorporate a whole community approach in emergency management by engaging non-traditional partners.

WHO:            Miami-Dade County’s Office of Emergency Management                 

WHAT:           M-D C.O.R.E. Training Exercise

WHEN:           February 20, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

WHERE:        Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Training Facility                       

                    9300 NW 41 Street

                    Miami, FL 33178


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9300 N.W. 41str Street Miami, Florida 33178
(786) 331-5200