The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is a program of the Office of Public Health Preparedness, a division of the Boston Public Health Commission. We were founded in 2003 and named in honor of Manuel Del Valle, Jr. Manuel was a firefighter with Engine 5 for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), who was killed while responding to the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. He was the stepson of Dr. Peter Moyer, former Medical Director for Boston's public safety agencies, Police, Fire, and EMS.
The DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness informed by the risk posed from the threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with disasters. These offerings are delivered across the spectrum of first responders, public health and healthcare agencies, as well as community and private sector partners.