Registration is continuing for the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week from March 16-23, 2019.
The CDP will soon have the capacity to feed as many as 1,000 students three meals a day.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness has added an additional item to the ‘toolkits’ of the more than 50,000 responders it trains every year – the FEMA App.
Healthcare, law enforcement and hazardous materials students enhanced their skills and preparedness recently during a Hazardous Materials-themed Training Week at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
The CDP will host the 2019 National Preparedness Symposium in May on its campus in Anniston, Al.
The CDP has released its training numbers for the month of October.
Nearly 20 CDP staffers are continuing to support hurricane relief efforts across the Southeast.
The CDP, in partnership with DHS’ Office for Bombing Prevention, is now offering four awareness-level online learning courses for first responders.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is now able to provide expeditionary training to responders, particularly those immediately facing or recovering from disasters.
The ranks of Center for Domestic Preparedness alumni now include five healthcare professionals from Turkey.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness will launch its first online courses November 2.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ cadre of instructors just got sizably larger.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is prominently featured in the October 2018 edition of Business Alabama magazine.
The CDP has released its training numbers for the month of September.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is assisting the City of Birmingham as it prepares to host the World Games in 2021.
The CDP has released its training numbers for the month of August.
Ebola was the focus of the CDP’s Highly Infectious Disease Theme Week Aug. 27-31, and for the 81 students enrolled in the Healthcare Leadership (HCL) and Barrier Precautions for Highly Infectious Diseases (HID) courses.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is hoping to make Calhoun County, AL – the county in which the FEMA training institution is located – one of the ’most prepared’ counties in the nation.
The HHS National Disaster Medical Service (NDMS) trained at the CDP in late August.
Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents (TERT) is a four-day course that provides responders with chemical-, biological-, radiological-, nuclear- and explosive- (CBRNE-) speciﬁc and all-hazards response skills enabling them to respond safely to events with those materials.
More than 100 Coast Guardsmen trained at the CDP in 2017, and 110 are scheduled to be trained in 2018.
The CDP has released its training numbers for the month of July.
It’s been another busy month for the CDP. While some of the Center’s attention was drawn toward disaster support (‘We’re FEMA — This is what we do’), it pressed forward with its unique, traditional mission of training state, local and tribal and territorial responders how to deal with a wide range of hazardous incidents.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness will host a Highly Infectious Disease-themed Training Week August 27-31 on its campus in Anniston, Ala.
The CDP has released its training numbers for the first half of 2018.
The Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility is always looking for ways to improve training while keeping students safe.
Law Enforcement Response Actions for CBRNE Incidents (LERA) is a one-day training course during which law enforcement and security personnel apply the knowledge and skills they learn during a companion course, Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents.
The CDP has been helping improve the nation’s disaster medical response capability by hosting several training courses this summer for members of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS).
The CDP’s support of a local Joint Field Office will save FEMA more than a quarter of a million dollars by the time the JFO closes.
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) got an in-depth look at the CDP during a visit June 29.
The CDP hosted a celebration June 14 to mark the center’s 20th anniversary, and FEMA officials, local elected officials and former CDP superintendents were among those in attendance at the small but stylish event.
The CDP teamed up with the Government of Puerto Rico May 29-June 1 to train nearly 100 of the territory’s emergency and healthcare workers to respond to mass casualty incidents.
The instructor stands in front of the class, introduces himself, and then opens the class with a video. The video is the all-too-familiar police “bodycam” footage we have all seen before...
Puerto Rico will be the site of two CDP classes and an associated health care mass casualty exercise May 29 - June 1.
The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s newest office got an inside look at how the nation’s first responders train to combat weapons of mass destruction during a visit to the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) hosted its 2018 Hurricane Theme Week April 30 through May 5.
Training at the CDP continues to provide an added bonus to responder-students: Continuing Education Units or CEUs for successful completion of any CDP course.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is hosting its 2018 Hurricane Theme Week now through May 5 at its campus in Anniston.
The CDP conducted a Complex Coordinated Attacks Theme Week the last week of March.
The CDP hosted its annual Tribal Nations Training Week March 19-23. The focused training event brought together 177 students representing 54 tribes and tribal agencies who participated in six different training courses.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Field Force Operations Training Program is now accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board of Directors.
Several Center for Domestic Preparedness courses include training on tools and technologies that will improve readiness and response capabilities.
The efforts of two Center for Domestic Preparedness instructors may have saved the lives of two swimmers at Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach, recently.
Nearly 10 years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) delivered the first Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level course at the National Environmental Health Association’s 2006 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas. Based on the tremendous success of this introductory ...
The Center for Domestic Preparedness has added a new operations-level course to its hazardous materials program. Registration is now open for the Hazardous Materials Operations (HAZMAT Ops) course, which is available to responders in any discipline and will be offered for the first time in August.
“We need to prepare for the inevitable. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) and its staff gave us the best tools to bring materials and best-practices back to Loma Linda, [California],” said Emergency Management Specialist Georgann Smith last June after training at the CDP. At that time, Smith could not have known that she would be putting her training to the test less than six months later...
It is said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Be it the first day at a new job or the first day of school, that inaugural interaction sets the tone.
For the first time, students from Lawson State Community College (LSCC), a historically Black college, attended training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala., March 23.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., trains thousands of students every year, often by grouping students in cohorts that allow responders from one location or region to train together. The CDP reached a milestone in cohort training by hosting 50 responders from a spectrum of emergency management disciplines all from the state of Utah, in hopes it’s the first of many such g...