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LLIS.gov Members and Partners 

The Lessons Learned and Continuous Improvement Program (LL/CIP) seeks to improve preparedness by enabling continuous improvement among the whole community through the development and sharing of knowledge and experience. The LL/CIP “community” represents the whole community – federal, state, local, non-profit, faith-based and private sector individuals and organizations; however, primary participation in the LL/CIP is focused on emergency management and homeland security professionals at the federal, state and local levels.



LLIS.gov members represent all 50 states, DC and six territories. Greatest representation is from Region III, Region IV and Region V. The states with highest number of members include Virginia, California, Texas, New York, Florida, Maryland, Illinois, Georgia and the District of Columbia. 
LLIS.gov Members by FEMA Region Graph
FEMA Regions:
  • Region I: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
  • Region II: NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
  • Region III: DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV
  • Region IV: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
  • Region V: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
  • Region VI: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
  • Region VII (IA, KS, MO, NE
  • Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
  • Region IX (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Guam, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Region X (AK, ID, OR, WA)
As of June 2012, members of the LLIS.gov community included federal, state, local, and private sector individuals representing 25 different disciplines from all 50 states, DC, and all six U.S. territories.
Members may choose a primary discipline to identify themselves to other members. Current members associate themselves with 25 different professional disciplines; however the highest representation is in Emergency Management, Community Preparedness and Law Enforcement.

LLIS.gov Members by discipline chart

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The LL/CIP develops partnerships with other programs and organizations in an effort to expand the information available to LLIS.gov members and to facilitate information sharing. Current partnerships include:

Federal Partners

The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a unique partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army. CSEPP helps communities adjacent to U.S. chemical weapon stockpile sites prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies that could originate at these sites. Note: more detailed information the CSEEP/LL/CIP partnership is located on LLIS.gov (registration required).

Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps was created by FEMA to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make U.S. communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. For more information on community preparedness efforts and activities, registered LLIS.gov members may visit the LLIS.gov Community Preparedness topic-specific page.

Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. LLIS.gov works with HHS to maintain the Public Health and Medical topic-specific page (LLIS.gov registration required).

Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense Division
Within DHS's Office of Health Affairs, the Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Defense (FAV Defense) Division serves as DHS's principal agent for all food, agriculture, and veterinary matters. Working with all levels of government and the private sector, the FAV Defense Division leads programs to ensure the security of food, agriculture, and human and animal health in the face of all hazards. Registered LLIS.gov members may visit the LLIS.gov FAV Defense topic page.

Homeland Security Centers of Excellence
DHS's Science and Technology Directorate selects and sponsors Centers of Excellence at leading educational institutions. The Centers of Excellence bring together leading experts and researchers to conduct multidisciplinary research and education for homeland security solutions.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program is FEMA's capabilities- and performance-based exercise program that provides a standardized methodology and terminology for exercise design, development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning.

National Cyber Security Division
The DHS National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) works collaboratively with public, private, and international entities to secure cyberspace and America’s cyber assets. The NCSD also helps maintain LLIS.gov's Cybersecurity topic-specific page (LLIS.gov registration required).

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
The Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving the quality of programs that are designed to provide support to drug and violence prevention activities.

Private Sector Office
The DHS Private Sector Office engages individual businesses, trade associations, and other non-governmental organizations to foster dialogue with the Department. In addition, the Office promotes public-private partnerships and best practices to improve the nation's homeland security. The Private Sector Office also helps maintain LLIS.gov's Private Sector topic-specific page (LLIS.gov registration required).

Public Health Law Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Public Health Law Program to lead the agency’s public health law initiative. The program's mission is to advance the public's health through law by improving the understanding and use of law as a public health tool, developing the CDC's capacity to apply law to achievement of its Health Protection Goals, and developing the legal preparedness of the public health system to address all public health priorities.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
FEMA established the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) in order to ensure the health and safety of the public living around commercial nuclear power plants in the event of an accident and to inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness.

 Lessons Learned Partners

Center for Army Lessons Learned
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) collects and analyzes data from a variety of current and historical sources and produces lessons for military commanders, staff, and students. For more information, visit the CALL informational page on the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center web site.

Law Enforcement Online
Law Enforcement Online (LEO) is a secure, Internet-based communications portal for law enforcement, first responders, criminal justice professionals, and anti-terrorism and intelligence agencies around the globe. LEO catalyzes and strengthens collaboration and information sharing by providing access to sensitive but unclassified information and various state-of-the-art communications services and tools. For more information, visit the LEO informational page on the Federal Bureau of Investigation web site.

National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System is a voluntary, confidential, non-punitive, and secure reporting system with the goal of improving firefighter safety.

Responder Knowledge Base
The Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) provides emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, online source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.

System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders
The System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) program is a testing and evaluation program funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. SAVER supports S&T's mission by conducting objective assessments and validations on commercial emergency responder equipment and systems and provides those results along with other relevant equipment information to the emergency response community in an operationally useful form.

Technical Resource for Incident Prevention
Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is a secure, online, collaborative information sharing network for law enforcement, bomb squads, and other first responders to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive device tactics, techniques, and procedures. For more information, visit the TRIPwire informational page on the DHS web site.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (WFLLC) provides opportunities and resources to foster collaboration among all fire professionals, facilitates their networks, provides access to state-of-the-art learning tools, and links learning to training. The WFLLC also provides direct input and content for LLIS.gov's Wildland Fire Lessons Learned page.


Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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