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July 31, 2014

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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.

New RDPC website

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) has updated its website to include a new layout that makes it easier for users to find the information they need.

SRTB-RC workshop in Maryland

Public safety first responders from across the country will be in Maryland this week for a three-day workshop co-hosted by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), a public safety program operated by The Center for Rural Development. Workshop participants will be at Loews Annapolis Maryland, located at 126 West St. Annapolis, from June 11-13 for a pre-flight […]

NISP online courses

The following courses make up a list of courses currently in the NISP catalogue. Several of the courses are tailored specifically for intelligence analysts, but each is available to all emergency responders and law enforcement officials. Alternative Futures Analysis: In this course, participants will learn a technique used by strategic analysts and planners to develop […]

Paying it forward

Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Billiot believes in “paying it forward.” Earlier this year, Billiot’s struggling police department in Montgomery, La., received three donated police cruisers from the Gila River, Az. Police Department. With only a need for two of the three donated vehicles, Billiot is “paying” such kindness forward by donating one of the newly […]

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