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In the event of a major disaster, emergency managers, first responders, and Faith-Based Community Organization (FBCO) leaders must work together to coordinate and facilitate an emergency plan.

Thanks to the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), you can receive the training you need if, or when, a disaster occurs in your community.

RDPC is delivering MGT-405 Mobilizing Faith-Based Community Organizations in Preparing for Disaster, a DHS/FEMA-certified training, on Thursday, May 25, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development.

This tuition-free, instructor-led training facilitates effective communication to develop comprehensive local emergency plans.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • The roles FBCOs have played during and after major disasters
  • Understanding the responsibilities and authority of each level of governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the four phases of emergency management, and other significant emergency-related terminology
  • The role leadership plays in FBCO preparedness, applying social networking techniques to prepare members for disaster, and completing an emergency plan checklist that can be utilized by FBCOs during the planning process
  • The process for developing a local emergency plan, including the elements of a comprehensive county emergency plan, and evaluation of the plan for FBCO engagement

Who Should Attend:

  • All First Responders
  • Governmental Administrative/Elected Officials
  • Citizen/Community Volunteers
  • Community Emergency Management Personnel
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Churches and Faith-Based Organizations

Deadline to register for MGT-405 is May 11.

For more information, please call Laura Glover at 606-677-6000 or email