The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) has sent nearly 50 hospital and university employees to CDP training in the last 12 months. Recently, many of those workers put the skills they learned to use when a peaceful demonstration turned violent and a helicopter mishap occurred on the hospital’s roof.
Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
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.
Emergency responders and incident managers are continually preparing, reviewing policies and training for potential hazards that could one day affect their community.
Fifty local high school Health Science students marked FEMA’s first National Day of Action by touring FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., April 30.
Nursing students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing completed two courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, April 7.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) supported Alabama’s 8th Annual Be Ready Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center here for the first time Thursday, April 27.
Predicting disaster or hazardous incidents is impossible. The next major event can come at any moment. Preparation and planning for the unexpected is the only course of action when the number of lives saved is determined by an appropriate response.
The CDP recently hosted a member of the United Kingdom’s National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU). NARU has the responsibility for ongoing education and development of the U.K.’s Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART). There are 15 HARTs located throughout England and each is charged with providing clinical care to casualties following a major incident.
In the wake of natural disasters or other events that create the need for emergency response, organizations across the United States continually review response plans and improve training. FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is committed to training and preparing response groups for mass-casualty events related to disasters or other catastrophic events.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness' (CDP) Indirect Authorized Trainer Program (IATP) is designed to efficiently offer courses in a responder's home jurisdictions. Through qualified Train-the-Trainer (TtT) programs, CDP graduates deliver TtT courses to their home organization and neighboring response units.
Three trainers from the CDP’s Indirect Authorized Training Program (IATP) returned to Anniston to further their skills responding to hazardous incidents. David Hogg, Keith Fehr and Rob Stewart, from the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, Ariz., attended the Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents (TERT) course.
Classrooms, textbooks, presentations and computers are possibly a student’s most common expectation of a typical learning environment. Recently, 24 students, from Southwestern College in San Diego, traded in their pens and notebooks for breathing apparatuses, bulky gloves, rubber boots and protective suits. These students are enrolled in the college’s paramedic program and attended training at FEM...
The safety and welfare for more than 200 students and 800 federal and contract employees throughout the week is no easy task. SMRC is up to the challenge.
Law Enforcement course instructor Rick Searcy was named the 2013 Instructor of the Year at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 6.
The mission of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) is to protect life and critical infrastructure by building capabilities within the general public and across the private and public sectors to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate bombing incidents.
Forty five FEMA employees attended the first FEMA Incident Workforce Academy (FIWA) held at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala., Jan. 27 – Feb. 7.
More than 200 Alabama State Troopers will complete training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) early this year. Alabama's Department of Public Safety plans to send more than half of the state's Troopers through training over the next several weeks.
In July 2012, FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) incorporated electronic-based strategies in the classroom. By removing traditional paper course materials from approximately 40 percent of its courses, the CDP saves $100,000 on average a year in production costs.