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Who is the RDPC?

Nov. 8, 2018 This video gives a brief overview of the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) and shows how we have worked with our members to train more than 85,000 first responders since 2005. Read more »

RDPC attended the 2018 National Preparedness Symposium

June 28, 2018 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

March 28, 2018 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

Aug. 3, 2016 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 »

RDPC training in event security

March 24, 2016 The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium recently trained first responders from Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention, which is expected to draw in thousands of people. Read more »

Free RDPC school safety training

Nov. 30, 2015 In an effort to bring high-quality school safety training to the region, The Center for Rural Development is hosting a free crisis management course on May 3, 2016 for Kentucky school districts and rural first responders. Read more »

RDPC training

Nov. 5, 2015 The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is offering tuition-free training focused on aiding government officials and emergency responders in developing plans to ensure continuity of essential government functions in emergency situations Read more »

Mass Fatality Response Training Announced

Aug. 13, 2012 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

July 26, 2012 According to the National Response Framework (NRFG), functional needs populations, as they relate to emergency response, includes groups such as the elderly and children, anyone ... Read more »

New Course Focuses on Rural Jails

July 13, 2012 Security threat groups pose a tremendous risk to rural and small communities. The United States has over two million inmates, and 93 percent of those ... Read more »