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Mid-Florida ACP Chapter November Meeting


Topic: Emergency Tabletop (TTX)

Date: Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM

Location: UCF Emergency Management, 3504 Perseus Loop, Orlando FL 32816

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Lunch Provided By: Red Hawk Fire & Security


Presenter Tara Vargovich, Training and Exercise Program Coordinator, University of Central Florida Emergency Management

Tara Vargovich is currently employed by the UCF Department of Emergency Management as the Training and Exercise Coordinator.  She was previously employed with the Cleveland Clinic as the Accreditation Program Manager where she was responsible for compliance of accreditation requirements and patient safety. Prior to the Cleveland Clinic she worked in various country emergency management departments handling training, outreach and planning.

Tara specializes in emergency preparedness outreach and training and the design and development of emergency response exercises. As part of her previous duties she developed a Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan incorporating Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and incorporating persons with functional need into community exercise.

She holds a Master of Education, specializing in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University and is a FEMA Certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP).  She is experienced with public relations, planning, educational training, community outreach, building partnerships, and coordinating with local, State and Federal agencies.




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