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October 27, 2021

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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 […]

Register for bioterrorism course

First responders and health professionals can receive free training at a bioterrorism awareness-level course presented June 14 at The Center for Rural Development.

RDPC launching new course

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) has released a new training course in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) response for rural first responders. This eight-hour awareness-level course provides rural first responders with an introduction to various types of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive materials and agents. The course is designed to give […]

Event security training for first responders

Security is always a major concern when a large group of people come together for a public event, and rural first responders and public officials need to understand the importance of and necessity for planning and managing security for any event. MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals is a 16-hour, classroom-based course […]

Rogers welcomes first responders

Rural first responders participating in an event security training course at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset got a surprise visit this morning from U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05). Rogers, in Somerset on a short break from Congress, stopped by The Center on Monday to welcome rural first responders and event security planners […]

Training for first responders

Knowing how to respond to the news media following a critical incident or planning for event security is vital to first responders, but many small and rural police departments simply do not have the funding to pay for officer training in these critical areas. In August, rural first responders, event planners, and public safety professionals […]

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