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Sep 17, 2014

Image: Alabama students participate in Be Ready Day

Alabama’s Capitol Site For Be Ready Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama’s Capitol lawn was the site of the state’s tenth Ready Alabama Day, Sept. 12. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) joined more than 20 emergency response and volunteer organizations displaying the latest in response capabilities and training opportunities.

Sep 12, 2014

Image: Representatives of different tribal communities occupy the Hospital Command Center as a mass-casualty incident surges the hospital during training.

Native Americans Prepare For Disaster Response

More than 12 tribes from six states met at the CDP recently. The 27 Native Americans attended the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course and was the first time for the majority to combine with different tribes in a single training setting.

Sep 9, 2014

Image: New process after Sept. 15, 2014

Training Registration Pilot Seeks To Simplify CDP Enrollment

The CDP has incorporated measures that reduce the enrollment process for emergency responders attending training. The new process simplifies admission steps, decreases the paperwork burden and automates the approval process for students attending training.

Sep 4, 2014

Image: Students are able to use a variety of handheld technology to scan and monitor patients using tracking software that displays the current status of survivors during exercises.

Patient Identification Technology Introduced At CDP

Students attending healthcare training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will soon have automated capabilities to track patients during mass casualty exercises. Patient tracking, oftentimes automated, is used in a variety of healthcare facilities throughout the United States and is a key component to incident response and management.

Aug 22, 2014

Image: Members of the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) examine symptoms from pets following a simulated disaster. The NVRT joined more than 100 state, local and federal responders from across the United States in training at the CDP. The center was able to coordinate training with its local humane society to include live animals in the exercise. However, the animals were only observed and not physically examined

NVRT Offers Unique Edge During Multi-Disciplined Response Training

Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or even blizzards can wreak havoc on a region, city and community. Disaster has an influence on thousands or sometimes millions of citizens living in an affected area. Multiply the number of families affected with the number of pets and farm animals that may be displaced and the number affected could grow astronomically.

Jul 24, 2014

Image: Members of the California U.S. Army National Guard’s 185th Military Police Battalion march to form a line protecting a government facility from possible illegal protest. The Guard members were part of more than 110 other soldiers participating in law enforcement training at the CDP.

Homeland Response Force, National Guard prepares to support state

The 185th Military Police (MP) Battalion, 49th MP Brigade, California National Guard, took advantage of training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The battalion spent two weeks in Anniston, Ala., honing their skills employing crowd control measures, countering protester tactics, learning to manage incidents and performing their military police duties in an area contaminated with chemical and/or biological hazards.

Jul 7, 2014

Image: A hazardous materials technician practices the detection of biological materials before training with live biological. Emergency response personnel are introduced to several tools used to detect hazardous materials during the Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala.

CDP Training Venues Unique For Response Training

The hazardous materials technician profession evolves constantly and HAZMAT techs must stay abreast of the latest techniques and tools to respond safely. The threat of intentional manmade incidents requires persistent vigilance, but accidental HAZMAT incidents occur throughout the United States almost daily, some are life-threatening and many harm the environment.

Jun 11, 2014

Leidos logistics contractors make up the team responsible for providing students with essential training equipment. Logistics personnel support the Training Delivery contract by providing transportation, set-up, recovery and maintenance of all training equipment for both Resident and Non-Resident training.

Leidos Logistics: Ensuring Quality Training For All

Single filed and carrying black mesh bags, students from across the country pour into the logistics room to collect their daily ration of equipment. Tyvek suits, rubber boots, compressed air, among many other training tools line the racks and walls for students to grab as if grocery shopping. Along the aisles Leidos logistics personnel are assisting. This direct interaction is one of the very few that logistics staff will have with students, but without logistics, training would never happen.

Jun 9, 2014

Image: FEMA Corps group: FEMA Corps Summit 5 members joined the CDP staff. One or more of the team members worked in nearly every CDP directorate. Left to right: Patrick Blinkhorn, Arisa Salvino, Emily Davis, Marcos Martinez, Derek Miller, Rachael Hoxsie, Jeanne Kelley, Faith Palmreuter, Ashanti Gillespe, and Anthony Newkirk.

FEMA Corps Team Supports CDP

Ten members of FEMA Corps Summit 5 just completed their tour of service at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), a first for the team members and for the CDP staff.

May 12, 2014

Baltimore City emergency medical personnel help a survivor to safety during a simulated mass-casualty event at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, Ala. The state of Maryland sent Baltimore’s Regional Incident Management Team (IMT) and more than 130 emergency response personnel to attend five separate courses.

Regional Incident Management Team Prepares For Large-Scale Events

More than 130 emergency responders from the state of Maryland, including members of the Baltimore Regional Incident Management Team (IMT), joined more than 100 other emergency responders from across the United States recently. These emergency responders trained together at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) located in Anniston, Ala.