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2019 Tribal and Rural Training Needs Assessment

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium has released of 2019 National Tribal and Rural Training Needs Assessment (NTRTNA).

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100,000 Students Trained!

RDPC has been training emergency responders in small, rural, and tribal communities for nearly 15 years.

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Free training for emergency first responders. Delivered year-round across the nation.

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RDPC Student Practices Skills Learned in AWR 209

AWR 209: Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Emergency Responders

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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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Survey feedback from MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals

RDPC recently provided the MGT 335: Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals training course in Knoxville, TN. Read more »

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2018 Annual Report

This report summarizes the activities of RDPC during the calendar year 2018 (January 1 – December 31, 2018). The report ...

2018 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 ...

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 ...