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September 20, 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 […]

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!

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.  

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 […]

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