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Readiness: Training Identification & Preparedness Planning (RTIPP)

The Readiness: Training Identification and Preparedness Planning (RTIPP) course seeks to identify capability gaps through evaluation of individual counties. Tools used to evaluate core capabilities in each jurisdiction include a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA), Core Capabilities Assessment (CCA), After Action Reports (AAR) and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Strategies. Once capability gaps have been identified, RTIPP course instructors will assist in developing a multiyear training plan to address capability gaps. This will be combined with a Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) to ensure statewide coordination and focused efforts to increase capabilities in the state of Indiana.

The first step in the process will be to attend a pre-meeting. The purpose of the pre-meeting is to provide information on the RTIPP course and the process used in the state of Indiana to prepare for the course. These meetings should be conducted during the first quarter of the year. It is also important to identify other public safety and emergency management agencies to assist with completing this process. A list of potential stakeholders to engage can be found below.

In between the pre-meeting and RTIPP course, jurisdictions are asked to conduct a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) and Core Capabilities Assessment (CCA). These assessments should be completed in cooperation with other public safety agencies in each jurisdiction. Instructions on how to complete each assessment are included below. Once complete, results from the Core Capabilities Assessment should be uploaded to WebEOC by county EMAs.

For more information about the RTIPP course, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training and Education Division website.

Any questions about the RTIPP course or associated processes can be directed to the IDHS Training section at training@dhs.in.gov.