Registration for the National State Administrative Agency (NSAA) Training Symposium is Now Open
The Center for Rural Development/RDPC hosts NDPC quarterly meeting
The Center for Rural Development and the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) recently hosted the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) quarterly meeting in Louisville in July.
The NDPC participates in the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) Central Branch Training Week
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium participated in the North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) Central Branch Training Week Aug. 8-12. Some 200 state and local emergency management, emergency response, fire and rescue volunteers, law enforcement, as well as members of the military, municipalities, public health, and private industry took part in the weeklong training that focused on better preparedness in natural disasters and weather events.
The NDPC will Participate in the National Homeland Security Conference
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium will offer several training opportunities at the National Homeland Security Conference in Tampa, FL, June 28-30.
The NDPC will Provide Training at the Emergency Management Institute's Pre-Symposium Workshop
The NDPC is partnering with the Emergency Management Institute at the EMI Pre-Symposium Workshop in Emmitsburg, MD on May 23, 2016. NDPC Training will be available for Symposium attendees.
CDP team of four wins award for combatting Ebola
The NDPC Annual Report 2015 has been published and is available for download.
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The NDPC will be exhibiting at the Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security in Appleton, WI Mar. 9–10.
The NDPC will be exhibiting at the Wyoming First Responder Conference in Riverton, WY Mar. 30 – April 1.
The NDPC will exhibit and participate in a panel discussion at the Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio, TX April 5-8.
The NDPC will be at the 2015 National Homeland Security Conference in San Antonio, TX on June 9-11, 2015.
The NDPC will be located at booth #114/116 and will be available to answer any questions you may have about the Consortium or its members.
The NDPC participated in EMI's National Training, Education, and Exercise Symposium on May 18-22 in Emmitsburg, MD.
The NDPC will take part in a panel discussion at EMI's National Training, Education, and Exercise Symposium--Share Fair, on Wednesday, May 20th.
NDPC Courses offered at EMI's National Training, Education, & Exercise Symposium Share Fair
The NDPC will have several courses delivered during EMI's National Training, Education, & Exercise Symposium Share Fair on Monday, May 18,2015.
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RTIPP Course Deliveries Offered in New Mexico
The NDPC will have several deliveries of the RTIPP (MGT-418) course in New Mexico during the month of May. For more information or to register, click
TEEX Helps Arizona Officials, Responders Prepare For 2015 Super Bowl
The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center and the NDPC work together to assist Arizona with its preparations for the 2015 Super Bowl.
TEEX covered the story, which can be viewed on their website.
NDPC Holds Third National State Administrative Agency Training Symposium
The CDP recently hosted the National State Administrative Agency (NSAA) Training Symposium. A total of 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia were represented amounting to more than 140 attendees.
The CDP covered the story, which can be viewed on their website.
2014 NSAA Group Photo
Group photo during the National State Administrative Agency (NSAA) Training Symposium.
UH helps prepare nation and world for disaster recovery
From Tropical Storm Iselle that hit the island of Hawaiʻi in 2014, to Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the Philippines in 2013, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers and scientists continue to be at the forefront of natural disaster training and assistance.
The University of Hawaii System covered the story, which can be viewed on their website.
UH Disaster Preparedness Expert Karl Kim Named Chair of National Consortium
Karl Kim, the executive director of the NDPTC and a professor in the UH Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Social Sciences has been named to a three-year term as chair of the NDPC.
NDPTC Team Visits Hawaii Island - Puna Region To Assess the Damage from Tropical Storm Iselle
The Hawaiian Islands tracked the approach of this storm with great caution, as it changed in intensity from Category 1 to 3 to 4, finally making landfall on the Big Island of Hawaii in the early morning of Friday, August 8, 2014 around 2:30 am HST. Several hours prior (11 pm, Thursday, August 7), maximum sustained winds were estimated to be at 70 mph, making the system a strong tropical storm but below category 1 hurricane intensity. Iselle currently holds the record for the strongest tropical cyclone to directly make landfall on the Big Island in recorded history.
NDPC Welcomes New Chairman
The NDPC is pleased to welcome our new Chairman, Dr. Karl Kim. Dr. Kim was appointed NDPC Chairman at the Quarterly NDPC Meeting in Portland, Oregon on July 21-25.
NDPC Participating in National Homeland Security Conference
The NDPC will attend the National Homeland Security Conference May 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA. NDPC members can be found in the exhibit hall in booth numbers 115/117 during exhibit hours.
NDPC Students Practice Hazmat Drill for Chlorine Leak
Members of St. Tammany Fire Protection District 1 (Slidell, LA) prepare for a chlorine leak by participating in a hazardous materials drill. Team members received training from the NDPC and RDPC. Click below to read the article from The New Orleans Advocate.
NDPC Attends National Training and Education Symposium
The NDPC attended the Emergency Management Institute’s 2014 National Training and Education Symposium in Emmitsburg, MD April 29-May 1.
The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT), the Energetic Materials Research and Training Center (EMRTC), and the Center for Radiological /Nuclear Training (CTOS) presented and met with attendees during the exhibit at the Symposium.
The RDPC, EKU, and The Center Host the NDPC Quarterly Meeting
NDPC Meeting in Lexington, KY
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), and The Center for Rural Development were proud to host the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) for their quarterly meeting in Lexington, KY.
The meeting included remarks from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), Dr. Allen Ault from EKU College of Justice & Safety, and updates from partners. Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO of The Center, gave an update of the RDPC stating that requests for training are being scheduled and delivered. Breakout sessions included Operations, Technology, and Curriculum Development.
Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery
The University of Hawaii's National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) is training first responders
in the San Jose area on the importance of using social media for disaster response and recovery.
NBC covered the story which can be viewed on the NBC Bay Area website.
NCBRT and NERRTC Help Florida Develop Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan
The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University and the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service have partnered with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to enhance and improve multi-year training and exercise plans for the entire state through the delivery of the Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Planning (RTIPP) course.
Campus Emergencies Course Aids Responders During Bomb Scare at TSU
Participants in the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training’s Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery course at Texas State University Jan. 8-9, were soon put to the test during a bomb scare on campus Jan. 14.
After stopping a man for violating the campus' smoke free policy, police found a suspicious device and package inside his truck. The man was taken into custody, and the Austin Police Department’s bomb squad was called to respond.
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