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October 18, 2018

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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.

RDPC looks at obstacles near Mexican border

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 […]

Mass fatality planning training

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.

RDPC training in event security

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 […]

Free RDPC school safety training

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 […]

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