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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

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 »

RDPC looks at obstacles near Mexican border

Members of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) of Somerset recently traveled to Arizona to meet with U.S. Border Patrol and local Native American tribe officials to discuss obstacles they face near the Mexico border. Read more »

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 ...