(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