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The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, led by The Center for Rural Development, is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders. RDPC courses are offered both in-person and online, and are provided at no cost. More information about the RDPC can be found in the overview.

There is no other way agencies our size would be able to receive that kind of training without the RDPC bringing it to us. With two nuclear power plants, we have high-risk infrastructure to watch out for.
Milton Agay
Berrien Springs Michigan Police Department

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Latest News

Mass Fatality Response Training Announced

In a small town, the windows in the houses rattle late at night, waking most out of their sleep. They wake, unfortunately, to tragedy, as ... Read more »

Functional Needs Planning Course Announced

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Featured Resources

National Training Needs Assessment 2014-2015

Rural communities throughout the United States continue to face persistent and ever-changing threats and hazards. A full understanding of the ...

Training to Action

"Training to Action" details the real-world application of RDPC training by students during emergency situations. These examples demonstrate that the ...

2013 Annual Performance Reports

This report outlines the performance results of RDPC's Instructor Led Training (ILT) courses for deliveries that occurred during calendar year ...