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The CDP is training about 175 coastal community-based responders this week how to prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of hurricanes.

CDP begins week of Hurricane-themed training

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is hosting its 2018 Hurricane Theme Week now through May 5 at its campus in Anniston.

A group of law enforcement officers take up positions against an active shooter during the Integrated Capstone Event conducted as part of the CDP's Complex Coordinated Attack Theme Week. The week brought together law enforcement, hazardous materials, healthcare and emergency management specialists a

CDP conducts Complex Coordinated Attacks Theme Week

The CDP conducted a Complex Coordinated Attacks Theme Week the last week of March.

A team assesses the status of an arriving patient during a mass casualty exercise. The students were among the more than 175 representatives from 54 Tribes and Tribal Agencies who attended the CDP’s 2018 Tribal Training Week, March 19-23.  (Photo by John Van Winkle)

CDP hosts 2018 Tribal Nations Training Week

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.

Center for Domestic Preparedness earns Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Field Force Operations Training Program is now accredited by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) Board of Directors.

The TruDefender spectrometer displays the analysis of a “suspicious substance.”

CDP employs emerging technologies to train responders

Several Center for Domestic Preparedness courses include training on tools and technologies that will improve readiness and response capabilities.

Group photo:  From left to right on the front row: Center for Domestic Preparedness Field Force instructors, Mike Phillips, Danny Oliver and Frank Flynn. Far right, Craig Palmer, the Western Region nonresident training manager.

CDP instructors save swimmers while conducting training in Hawaii

The efforts of two Center for Domestic Preparedness instructors may have saved the lives of two swimmers at Hawaii’s Waikiki Beach, recently.

CDP offers Environmental Health professionals training on disaster response skills

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 ...

HAZMAT Ops students in personal protective equipment apply newly acquired assessment skills during a hands-on exercise at the CDP.

CDP's new operations-level HAZMAT course can help responders save lives, mitigate damage

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.

Law enforcement officers apply active-shooter response training during an Integrated Capstone Event (ICE) at the CDP.

CDP training helps responders at San Bernardino shooting

“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...

The Apprio transportation team drove more than 228,000 miles last year, transporting a combined total of 351,000 passengers, all without a single accident.

Apprio Transportation Team CDP’s Welcoming Committee

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.

Student nurses from Lawson State Community College train on the M256A1 Chemical Agent Detector Kit at the CDP, March 23.

Lawson State nurses train at the CDP

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.

Angela Busby, a TERT instructor at the CDP, trains first responders from a 50-person cohort from Utah. 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, and hopes it’s the first of many such groups

Utah responders train en masse at the CDP

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...

HEC instructor David Blaker (right) explains the training scenario to five HEC students. During the scenario, the students applied the information they learned during the course regarding the collection of evidence in a hazardous environment.

CDP training can help bring terrorists to justice

In an America where acts of terror are a real threat and too frequent of an occurrence, we often overlook the key role local responders play not only in saving lives, but in helping bring terrorists to justice. The Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC) course taught at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., teaches first responders to thoroughly i...

The NDPC News

The NDPC News

The Newsletter of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

A student triages a severely wounded "patient." The role player is in the "legs" simulator, a prosthetic torso and amputated legs used in the CDP's healthcare exercises. A role player lies on the gurney. His lower body is tucked into a recess in the specially made gurney so that the prosthetic lower

Role players add realism, excitement to CDP exercises

When Laurie Thomas Wallace took the CDP’s Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course, she commented on the CDP’s Facebook page that training at the CDP was an “awesome experience” and that the CDP’s “role players are fantastic!” The Bloomburg, Penn., native is a clinical educator in respiratory care services with Geisinger Health System in Danville, Penn., and is just one of th...

CDP Alumnus Issue 21 cover

CDP Alumnus Issue 21

Welcome to the twenty-first issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.

Students participate in a decontamination exercise as part of the Hospital Emergency Response for Mass Casualty Incidents (HERT) course. HERT is one of the CDP courses that offers an additional train-the-trainer course option. Students who take the train-the-trainer course are then authorized to tea

Responders can teach CDP training through the Indirect Training Program

Emergency responders who attend Center for Domestic Preparedness training can easily become qualified to share that training with their colleagues back home through the CDP's Indirect Training Program.

Responders in the Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) course review an area map as they plan the response to an incident.

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium teams up with CDP for training week

For the first time, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) teamed up with the CDP to offer training specifically to responders from rural communities, Nov. 2 -5.

Students in the Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE Incidents (EMO) course pull survivors from the contaminated incident scene during the Integrated Capstone Event, Nov. 20. The scene was staged in the CDP's Advanced Responder Training Complex's Indoor Street Scene training venue, which includes

CDP hosts 'New Hampshire Week' for healthcare professionals

Ninety six healthcare professionals from across New Hampshire made the trip south to train at the CDP the week of Nov. 16.