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February 9, 2016

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Be prepared when disaster strikes

In the event of a catastrophe, are you prepared? RDPC provides tuition-free training to help first responders plan and get prepared for an emergency.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is offering tuition-free training focused on aiding government officials and emergency responders in developing plans to ensure continuity of essential government functions in emergency situations. MGT 416 Continuity of Government Operations Planning for Rural Communities is an eight-hour course delivered by NorthWest Arkansas […]

DHS-course for first responders

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is introducing an eight-hour, instructor-led U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course on Planning and Intervention for Gangs, Hate and Terrorist Groups in Rural Jails and Prisons. The management-level course focuses on rural correctional facilities as unique environments for threat group recruitment and […]

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Recent outbreaks, the emergence of drug-resistant diseases and the potential threat of bioterrorism have pushed the need to re-examine isolation & quarantine (I&Q) preparedness. Modern conditions have left many responders, especially in rural and remote communities, without the knowledge and training they need for activating or coordinating aid for isolation and quarantine response. Although certain […]

Free Media Training for Rural First Responders

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) at The Center for Rural Development is helping first responders understand how to work with the media in emergency or crisis situations. Many rural first responder organizations do not have dedicated personnel to fill the role of a Public Information Officer (PIO), and so they must understand how to […]

Training for first responders

It is critical for law enforcement professionals in every community to have the educational resources to foster strategic thinking and collaboration in order to recognize and mitigate potential terrorist threats.

New RDPC training courses

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is introducing a new suite of courses on Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities.

New delivery for IPS news briefs

Are you aware that the Institute for Preventive Strategies (IPS) is a terrorist prevention program of The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)?  The RDPC course, PER 281-W – Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate for Law Enforcement Professionals, was created and is operated by IPS. IPS also has a Fire Service Professionals Terrorism Prevention course and other […]

Rail car incident training

To better prepare rural communities for the threat of rail car incidents, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) offers AWR 147 Rail Car Incident Response, an eight-hour, awareness-level training program developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials.

RDPC training in Mt. Sterling

Earlier this month, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) delivered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course AWR 147- Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement & Local School Systems at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling.

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