ETC’s Simulation Division to Host a Timely Webinar Focusing on Emergency Management Grant Programs
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., June 3, 2011 — Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC:PK) (“ETC” or the “Company”) Simulation Division , located in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce that they will be hosting an educational webinar focusing on the current and future outlook of Department of Homeland Security Grant Programs and the impact recent changes to the Fiscal Year 2011 budget will have on the emergency management community. The Honorable George Foresman, Former Under-Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the guest presenter and will offer his personal insights into this timely and relevant topic. This free webinar is scheduled for Monday, June 6th 2011 at 3:30pm EDT.
The recent budget cuts affecting Homeland Security grants have given cause for concern within many emergency management organizations. The late acceptance of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget, combined with substantial funding cuts to important grant programs and the reduction of jurisdictions eligible for grant assistance, make this year’s grant process seem more daunting than ever.
Mr. Foresman will present an insider’s view on the current grant situation and how it will impact the emergency management community both now and in the future. Mr. Foresman served as a high-ranking official within the Department of Homeland Security, serving as the first Under-Secretary of the Preparedness and National Protection Programs. He has been involved in all aspects of Department leadership and operations, and has 25 years of experience at the local, state and federal executive level focused on front line public safety and homeland security. This career experience will surely bring invaluable insight into this timely and relevant subject.
ETC Simulation is hosting this important educational forum to increase the understanding of the available grant programs, the timelines and processes involved, and the key information you need to know if your organization will be applying for program funding.
Seth Foster, Vice President of ETC Simulation, North America, stated, “In today’s economic climate most emergency management organizations are facing constrained budgets and they may lack the knowledge or resources to apply for federal assistance. We know that Mr. Foresman, a leading authority in homeland security and national preparedness, will be able to offer an unparalleled perspective on this complex issue. The opportunity to help our response community find ways to bridge the gap between the dollars that they have and the resources that they need is highly rewarding, because in the end, everyone of us will benefit if they have what they need to do their job.”
ETC Simulation, a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, continues the company’s 40 year legacy of technological innovation with their development of the Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS). Their products and services are focused solely on the research, development and enhancement of interactive, virtual reality training platforms for the emergency management, disaster preparedness, homeland security and defense markets. First introduced in 1994, ADMS is the trusted training tool of many leading emergency management organizations, educational institutions, airports, military / civil authorities, governmental facilities and first responder training academies around the world. The artificial intelligence and physics based effects embedded in all ADMS systems provide a powerfully realistic and immersive training environment, resulting in a higher-impact and more learning retentive experience.
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