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October 19, 2017

RDPC attends tribal training

Jason Mullins, RDPC Director at The Center for Rural Development, spoke to tribal communities during the 2017 Tribal Nations Training Week at the Center for Disaster Preparedness in Anniston, AL.

2017 Tribal Nations Training Week

Representatives from The Center’s public safety program attended the 2017 Tribal Nations Training Week at the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, AL last month.

More than 40 Native American tribes from 17 states took part in the week-long event. National training providers, including the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), showcased courses that are specifically dedicated to the training needs of rural first responders in tribal nations.

RDPC has two courses that are tribal-related: MGT 449 Community Based Response to All-Hazards Threats in Tribal Communities and PER 333 Isolation and Quarantine Response Strategies in the Event of a Biological Disease Outbreak in Tribal Nations.

MGT 449 is a 16 hour management-level, instructor-led course that provides tribal nations with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to effectively detect, respond to, manage and mitigate all-hazard threats using a whole community approach.

PER 333 is a 16 hour performance-level, instructor-led course focuses on providing tribal nations with the knowledge and skills to respond or mitigate a disease outbreak. The course includes a practical exercise that is designed specifically to meet the needs of tribal nations.

RDPC, a program of The Center for Rural Development, trains nearly 10,000 rural first responders every year in all 50 states and 6 U.S territories and has trained more than 77,000 since its inception in 2005.

For more information on RDPC, visit or call 606.677.6000.

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