Training for Regional Collaboration (TReC)
7/1/13 Update: With the expiration of the IAFC's cooperative agreement with FEMA the program is temporarily closed as is the TReC Resource Center. The IAFC is continuing to look for options for future funding opportunities to provide this important training.
Past national emergencies have proven that collaboration between first responders is an essential component to providing efficient and effective delivery of public safety services. TReC is a training program developed to educate first responders on the importance of working together to build partnerships, utilize resources and create comprehensive preparedness strategies.
TReC was originally funded by DHS/FEMA’s National Training & Education Division (NTED). In 2013 there were 20 training deliveries throughout the country and at least one in each FEMA region.
Training sessions were delivered in the following areas:
The program brings together an audience of mid-and-senior level decision makers from multiple disciplines, including:
To maximize participant’s training time, TReC uses an innovative blended learning program, which combines web-based training, baseline collaboration data gathering (BCDG) and instructor-led training.
USFA's Retention and Recruitment for the Volunteer Emergency Services Challenges and Solutions
Ponderosa VFD Volunteer Incentive Plan
IAFC EMS Section Resources
National Association of EMTs: Continuing Education