COMMAND SCHOOL TTX: INNOVATION, DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION FOR THE BLUE CELL, LLC
In March 2012, talks began between east coast emergency management exercise company, Command School TTX, and The Blue Cell, LLC in hopes of merging the two brands to create a decisive name in Emergency Planning Concepts. Though each company operates in different FEMA regions, a combination of Rocky Mountain/Midwest and New England/East Coast training, exercise and real world disaster knowledge could spell dynamic success for both companies. This merger comes as a result of a combination of factors, including The Blue Cell, LLC’s aspirations of becoming a national household name for its practical, yet simple, execution of FEMA training and exercise programs.
Currently, each company has its own individual area of expertise in Emergency Planning. The Blue Cell, LLC’s continued growth in five of the Rocky Mountain states is fueled by the quintessential piece of Emergency Planning success; training. With one of the most exhaustive lists of training courses offered in the industry, including the creation, development, and application of the Advance Planning Course, or APC, The Blue Cell, LLC is poised to be a leader in FEMA training nationally.
Command School TTX, however, acquired its notoriety through the creation of Abbottville™, a miniature diorama of an existing city used to enhance the exercise portion of Emergency Planning Concepts. The brain child of retired Division Chief with the Warren Township Fire Department in Indianapolis, Indiana, Don Abbott, the Abbottville™ diorama exercise has said to have been “like no other class” and “the best by far” in the industry according to professionals who have been taken through the Abbottville™ exercise.
While it may appear that these two companies function under very different ideals as to what is the most important aspect of Emergency Planning, both current owners of each company are quoted as being “very excited” about the progression of the merger. The combination of advanced training with experienced instructors and the innovative diorama looks to be the next step in expanding the field of Emergency Planning, and The Blue Cell, LLC is at the center of what may be a bright future. Talks between Brian Long, owner of Command School TTX, and Todd Manns continue as the logistics of a final agreement are being arranged. It is expected that by June 1, 2012 Command School TTX will be a fully operational subsidiary of The Blue Cell, LLC.
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The Blue Cell, LLC