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December 3, 2020

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September is National Preparedness Month!

    National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.The 2020 NPM theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” Take the time today to […]

46th Annual Emergency Medical Services Week

May 17-23, 2020, is the 46th annual National EMS Week.  In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. We honor our nation’s paramedics, EMTs, flight crews, and other EMS professionals who tirelessly […]

Survey feedback from MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) recently provided the MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals training course in Knoxville, TN. RDPC consortium member Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) orchestrated the course delivery, and approximately fifty trainees attended. The participants completed a follow-up survey to compile data about real-world impacts of the course. Here […]

RDPC Student Practices Skills Learned in AWR 209

RDPC Student Practices Skills Learned in AWR 209: Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency First Responders.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium has Surpassed 100,000 Students Trained

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) has surpassed it’s 100,000th student trained!

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 […]

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