National Preparedness Institute

Innovation and entrepreneurialism are nothing new to Indian River State College. These guiding principles emerged with the launch of the National Preparedness Institute in July of 2012. Critical to the success of NPI are partnerships among the workforce, government, education, industry, and economic development. Through direct input from Florida businesses and public safety agencies, NPI develops and coordinates educational and training resources to boost the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public safety providers.

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Preparedness Institute is to enhance the readiness of public service professionals through education, training and consulting services.

Vision Statement

The National Preparedness Institute will be a recognized industry resource for public safety, homeland security, and emergency planning and response.

NPI Values

Leadership -- Provide leadership to customers looking to implement new initiatives.
Expertise -- Provide highly trained and specialized administrative and instructional staff
Applicability -- We guarantee that our services and training are relevant and current.
Dynamic -- We connect our customers through interdisciplinary partnerships.
Educate -- Further the education, training, and development of the public service industry.
Research -- Provide industry research to support and enhance customer training efforts.
Service -- Provide the highest level of customer service, to aid our clients in reaching their goals.
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  • Short-Term Discipline Specific Training
  • Leadership programs
  • Crisis communication for local officials
  • Customized Training
  • Grant writing and management
  • Strategic planning, program evaluation, and report writing
  • Meeting and conference assistance
  • Specialized classes
Brenda Rante
Sara Peterson
Program Assistant