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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 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

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 ...

National Level Exercise 2011: Research Brief

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) conducted an examination of ...