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Have a look at all of the courses that the RDPC offers. If you find a course you'd be interested in having delivered in your area, you may fill out our training request questionnaire to request a delivery.


AWR 209-W

Dealing with the Media: A Short Course for Rural First Responders

Adapted from FEMA’s IG-290 curriculum, this 6-hour course provides rural first responders with skills needed to communicate with the public through the media. Examines roles of the media and the rural first responder/public information officer. Participants learn how to give ...


AWR 225

CBRNE Response for Rural First Responders

This 8-hour awareness-level course provides rural first responders with an introduction to various types of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) materials and agents. The course is designed to give the first responder the ability to safely assess the ...


AWR 232

Mass Fatalities Planning & Response for Rural Communities

This 8-hour awareness-level, instructor-led course is designed to prepare rural first responders and officials with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to manage a mass fatality incident impacting their jurisdiction. Target audience includes first responders, coroners/medical examiners, public health officials, ...


AWR 302

Pipeline Security in Rural Communities

America’s pipeline system stretches across the country like the veins and arteries of the human body and much of this system crosses the rural environment. The pipeline system delivers two-thirds of the petroleum products and nearly all of the natural ...


AWR 305

Bioterrorism Awareness: Collaboration Among Rural First Responders and Health Professionals

The purpose of this awareness-level course, Bioterrorism Awareness: Collaboration Among Rural First Responders and Health Professionals is to help rural first responders respond more efficiently and effectively to situations involving biological agents. This course will accomplish this by teaching participants ...