Around 20 area first responders recently attended hazmat training hosted by The Center for Rural Development. First responders from Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team, Eubank Fire Department, Vicco Fire Department, and Continental Refining Company (CRC) received training on how to respond to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail. “Any additional training that we can do benefits […]
The Center for Rural Development and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) recently hosted the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) quarterly meeting in Louisville.
RDPC members meet with border patrol, tribal nations in Arizona Members of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) of Somerset recently traveled to Arizona to meet with U.S. Border Patrol and local Native American tribe officials to discuss obstacles they face near the Mexico border. RDPC staff met with U.S. Border Patrol officials who gave […]
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is offering tuition-free training designed to prepare rural first responders on how to manage a mass fatality incident impacting their jurisdiction.
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium recently trained first responders from Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention, which is expected to draw in thousands of people. The Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center hosted the training on Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals. Some of the first responder agencies that attended the training include the […]
Since 2013, there have been more than 170 school shootings in the United States. At least three of those have been in Kentucky. In an effort to bring high-quality school safety training to the region, The Center for Rural Development is hosting a free crisis management course on May 3, 2016 for Kentucky school districts and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.