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August 21, 2019

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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 […]

RDPC training

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is offering tuition-free training focused on aiding government officials and emergency responders in developing plans to ensure continuity of essential government functions in emergency situations. MGT 416 Continuity of Government Operations Planning for Rural Communities is an eight-hour course delivered by NorthWest Arkansas […]

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Recent outbreaks, the emergence of drug-resistant diseases and the potential threat of bioterrorism have pushed the need to re-examine isolation & quarantine (I&Q) preparedness. Modern conditions have left many responders, especially in rural and remote communities, without the knowledge and training they need for activating or coordinating aid for isolation and quarantine response. Although certain […]

Free Media Training for Rural First Responders

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) at The Center for Rural Development is helping first responders understand how to work with the media in emergency or crisis situations. Many rural first responder organizations do not have dedicated personnel to fill the role of a Public Information Officer (PIO), and so they must understand how to […]

Training for first responders

It is critical for law enforcement professionals in every community to have the educational resources to foster strategic thinking and collaboration in order to recognize and mitigate potential terrorist threats.

New delivery for IPS news briefs

Are you aware that the Institute for Preventive Strategies (IPS) is a terrorist prevention program of The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)?  The RDPC course, PER 281-W – Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate for Law Enforcement Professionals, was created and is operated by IPS. IPS also has a Fire Service Professionals Terrorism Prevention course and other […]

Rail car incident training

To better prepare rural communities for the threat of rail car incidents, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) offers AWR 147 Rail Car Incident Response, an eight-hour, awareness-level training program developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials.

RDPC training in Mt. Sterling

Earlier this month, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) delivered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course AWR 147- Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement & Local School Systems at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling.

New RDPC website

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) has updated its website to include a new layout that makes it easier for users to find the information they need.

RDPC provides training

Rural first responders and healthcare professionals in the region learned more about how they can work collaboratively in the event of a bioterrorism incident at a free public awareness training session presented by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) on June 14 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Participants attended an eight-hour pilot […]

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