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Rural Preparedness Quarterly: Version 15

After attending the RDPC course AWR 225 CBRNE Response for Rural First Responders, many participants were prepared for a massive gas line explosion along Interstate-77 in Sissonville, WV. The Department of Homeland Security certified 7 new RDPC courses. The RDPC website has updated the website with a new layout that ...

Rural Preparedness Quarterly: Version 14

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings, the RDPC highlights the importance of training for school based incidents. The RDPC currently offers three courses aimed at preventing and responding to school-based incidents. Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities discusses upcoming offerings from the RDPC, the new whole ...

Rural Preparedness Quarterly: Version 13

Version 13 of the RDPC newsletter features an article about an innovative new aerial support vehicle, the Gyroplane. The Gyroplane could be a cost-effective alternative for departments who can’t afford to purchase and operate a traditional helicopter. The RDPC instructor profile features Teeg Stouffer, a media, marketing, and messaging professional. ...

Rural Preparedness Quarterly: Version 12

This issue provides insight into the process of selecting a vehicle for mobile operations and platforms available for agencies with limited budgets. NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s Business Emergency Operations Centers (BEOC) is highlighted as a leader in cooperative partnerships between the public and private sectors. The RDPC spotlight features Joy ...

Rural Preparedness Quarterly: Summer 2011

This issue of Rural Preparedness Quarterly visits the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee, home to some of NASCAR's largest events. The RDPC brought its event security planning course to Bristol to help prepare local law enforcement and security personnel for the security issues associated with 160,000 spectators. Also in ...