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August 20, 2019

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The Center and RDPC recently hosted the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) quarterly meeting in Louisville.

The NDPC is a national Homeland Security preparedness training consortium for first responders throughout the country. The organization meets quarterly in order to re-group and discuss training needs as they constantly change. “The NDPC meetings allow us as training providers to discuss and listen to issues that are going on throughout the country with today’s […]

RDPC’s School Safety Courses Make an Impact

The Center for Rural Development’s, Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), and their academic members, and instructors do an amazing job meeting the needs of small, rural, and tribal communities across the United States. Visit www.ruraltraining.org to see all RDPC courses and to request a delivery in your area.  

The Center for Rural Development recently provided a training class to emergency responders in McDonough County, IL

The Center for Rural Development recently provided a training class to emergency responders in McDonough County, Illinois through our partner, the Security and Emergency Response Training Center. The Responding to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail classes are funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. “The Center provides […]

Request a course in your community today!

Does your community need training on Responding to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail? The Center for Rural Development has been awarded a grant from the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to provide training at NO COST. This 8-hour remote site training is designed to assist local emergency responders to […]

RDPC Staff attended the 2018 National Preparedness Symposium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) staff attended the 2018 National Preparedness Symposium, held May 21-24, 2018, at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO of The Center for Rural Development and RDPC Principal Investigator, represented RDPC during a panel review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuing Training Grant […]

RDPC academic partner teams up with Dräger, INC

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) academic partner The University of Findlay (Ohio) All Hazards Training Center announced this week that they have teamed up with Dräger, Inc., to provide safety equipment and training expertise to support Findlay’s professional and academic programs. Dräger has been an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology […]

Hosts cyber security seminar

The Center for Rural Development recently hosted an executive education seminar on cyber security that partnered subject matter experts with local, state, and federal stakeholders. The half-day seminar, conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School and Center for Homeland Defense and Security, provided an open discussion for first responders, education representatives, government officials, and utility organizations […]

National Safe Schools Week

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, RDPC, officially endorses National Safe Schools Week on October 15-21, 2017. In 2015, The Center for Rural Development, the RDPC executive agent, was awarded the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council for its commitment to school and student safety. Every year, RDPC supports rural school districts […]

First responders attend training

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 […]

First responders discuss training needs

The Center for Rural Development and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) recently hosted the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) quarterly meeting in Louisville.

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