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CDP Alumnus Issue 18

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

Staff Sgt. John Austin, of the 149th Chemical Company, takes a break alongside some of the personal protective equipment used in the ERHM course.

Soldiers Assigned To The California National Guard’S 149th Chemical Company Deployed To Train At The CDP

Soldiers assigned to the California National Guard’s 149th Chemical Company deployed to train at the CDP for two weeks in January, training that helped them to better prepare for both their military mission and their civil support mission.

Alabama Responders train for big event

Alabama Responders Train For Big Event

More than 100 responders from across the great state of Alabama are gearing up for their final test tomorrow: the Integrated Capstone Event (ICE), a hands-on and interdisciplinary exercise during which the students respond to a mass casualty incident.

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CDP Alumnus Issue 17

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

State Administrative Agency (SAA) representatives, representing 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia attended the National State Administrative Agency Training Symposium at the CDP recently. A total of 140-plus SAAs and other representatives took part in the symposium which was o

NDPC Holds Third National State Administrative Agency Training Symposium

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently hosted the National State Administrative Agency (NSAA) Training Symposium. A total of 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia were represented amounting to more than 140 attendees.

Edna Savetilik

Shaktoolik Residents Learn Incident Command Skills At Center For Domestic Preparedness

When Alaska native Edna Savetilik left her home in Shaktoolik, Alaska, Nov. 9, to attend training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., she admitted, she didn’t really know what she was getting into.

Kansas hospital lead staff discuss response procedures in the hospital’s command center conference room.

Kansas South Central Healthcare Coalition Strengthens Preparedness Program

The South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition reinforced bonds and tested its ability to respond during an emergency recently. The coalition attended training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., practicing with multiple counties and multiple hospitals from the Sunflower State.

Members of Florida’s Environmental Response Team (ERT) sample hazardous materials while preserving evidence during CDP training.

Florida ERT Combines To Support State, Protect Public

More than 20 members of Florida’s Environmental Response Team (ERT) practiced in hands-on training recently at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala. These first responders attended the Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course. The course conveys complex concepts using hands-on learning models offering realistic scenario-based exercises.

Michigan healthcare employees treat the symptoms of a Human Patient Simulator following a scenario-based mass-casualty incident at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. Nearly 140 healthcare personnel, representing more than 25 Michigan hospitals, attended training.

Great Lake’s State Prep For Response And Recovery

Nearly 140 healthcare personnel, representing more than 25 Michigan hospitals, long-term care facilities, EMS agencies and fire departments, attended training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) Noble Training Facility (NTF) recently. These personnel represented six counties, almost 22 percent of the Great Lake State.

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.

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.

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CDP Alumnus Issue 16

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 w...

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.

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 tr

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 ...

CDP Alumnus Issue 15 cover

CDP Alumnus Issue 15

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

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,

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.