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Training for First Responders

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.

I would highly recommend RDPC classes to everyone. As a rural electric cooperative/provider, it is very important that we be ready and able to handle all types of events when working so closely with responders. It is always better to be prepared, and I can’t think of a better way than by attending RDPC classes.
Joy Bullock
Corporate Communications Coordinator
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation

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Latest News

RDPC 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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Featured Resources

2017 Annual Performance Report

This report outlines the performance results of RDPC's Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and Web-Based Courses for deliveries that occurred during 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 ...

Event Security Planning Tool

The Event Security Planning (ESP) Tool, a job aid provided for participants of MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public ...