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Forty people from Minnesota's Northeast Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (NHPC) recently attended the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness (P3) course at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Photo by Benjamin Crossley, CDP External Affairs

Minnesota Plans for Emergency, Prepares for Pandemic Response

Forty people from Minnesota's Northeast Healthcare Preparedness Coalition (NHPC) recently attended the Pandemic Planning and Preparedness (P3) course at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Students represented 20 partnering agencies including: healthcare facilities, local and tribal public health; public safety; emergency management; the Minnesota Air National Guard; and regional health...

Alabama State Troopers

Alabama State Troopers return to CDP for Field Force Training

A second wave of State Troopers, representing the great state of Alabama, kicked off training this week. Nearly 50 of the Troopers attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Alabama's Department of Public Safety will send close to 200 State Troopers through training over the next several weeks.

Students attending the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course operate the Emergency Department of the CDP's Noble Training Facility. The NTF is the only hospital in the nation solely dedicated to training healthcare professionals for mass casualty response.

Courses merge for Integrated Capstone Event

The first Integrated Capstone Event of 2014 merged students from a variety of disciplines at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP).

Michael Schroeder, Environmental Health Specialist. CDP EHTER 2013 Graduate. (Photo courtesy of Michael Schroeder)

Environmental Health Aids Eastern Parts of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill.-A violent tornado outbreak created havoc across seven states, Nov. 17. Records revealed this was the most fierce tornado event ever during the month of November. Around 1 p.m., the town of Gifford and other parts of Champaign County experienced crippling winds as three tornados left thousands without power, destroyed water systems and badly damaged public infrastructure.

Alabama State Troopers attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

Alabama State Troopers Prepare Field Forces

More than 50 Alabama State Troopers attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. Alabama's Department of Public Safety plans to send nearly 200 State Troopers through training over the next several weeks.

Healthcare professionals pause to listen to an instructor during the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala. The 40 employees represented 13 different hospitals in the Northeast Tennessee area. (Photo by Benjamin Cro

NE Tennessean Health Professionals Return to CDP

Forty healthcare professionals returned to FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) to train in preparation for a mass-casualty incident that they hope will never come. The employees represented 13 different hospitals in the Northeast Tennessee area and took part in the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course in Anniston, Ala.

John Blandamer

Behind the Scenes: CDP Employee Works to Build a Safe Environment for Students, Staff

As the CDP's Industrial Hygienist, John Blandamer has a unique job. To start with, he's the CDP's only Industrial Hygienist. But, what sets him apart from others in his career field is that he is responsible for protecting the students and approximately 800 employees at the only training facility in the country where civilian responders can train in a toxic-agent environment.

CDP Alumnus Issue 13 cover

CDP Alumnus Issue 13

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

Role Player/Actors (RPAs) often use moulage to create wounds and other injuries using stage makeup and molds.

Role Players Offer Real-World Training Experience

American citizens depend on a skilled response force as their source of security during a threat, or following a disaster or mass casualty event. Training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) focuses on incident management and emergency response to a catastrophic disaster. This training requires the finest teaching methods and the best instructional and support staff available.

Hospital professionals from Kansas participate in the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) conducted by the Center for Domestic Preparedness. HCL is designed to assist healthcare professionals in generating decisions in response to a mas

CDP Trains Regional Preparedness Group

The South Central Kansas Regional Hospital Preparedness Group attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), during November. The group, 53 in total, attended the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course, represented 19 counties and 31 hospitals from the Sunflower State.

Members of the Emergency Management Coalition of Eastern Alabama pose for a photo at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). The coalition recently toured the CDP during its quarterly meeting. Front Row L to R - Denise Cooey (Deputy Director EMA Etowah Count.), Dr. Eric Best (JSU), Ashley Sis

CDP Hosts Eastern Alabama Emergency Management Coalition

The Emergency Management Coalition of Eastern Alabama convened for its quarterly meeting at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The coalition was formed almost one year ago and consists of 25 members, representing more than 10 counties.

Train the Trainer brings Learning to the Home Front

Training provided within states and local jurisdictions by state and local trainers is a critical component of national preparedness. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) offers four Train-the-Trainer (TtT) courses that allow qualified graduates to deliver specific CDP training at their home jurisdictions.

Recruits from the Fire and Emergency Medical Service Training Academy, Prince Georges County, Md., attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The academy sent 25 firefighter-medic recruits to attend the Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE In

CDP Integrates Training with Recruit Academy

The Prince Georges County (Md.) Fire and Emergency Medical Service Training Academy attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The academy sent 25 firefighter-medic recruits to attend the Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM) course. Earlier this year, 15 recruits from the same class participated in equivalent training.

Healthcare professionals attending training at the CDP decontaminate a simulated disaster survivor. These responders are from New Jersey, preparing for Super Bowl 48.

New Jersey uses CDP training to prepare for Super Bowl 48

If past Super Bowls are any indication, Super Bowl 48 stands to pack more than 70,000 fans in the bleachers of MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Meadowlands Sports Complex will be the spectacle of the most popular program on television, Feb. 2, 2014.

CDP Alumnus Issue 12 cover

CDP Alumnus Issue 12

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

Matt Lowery, CDP instructor, explains the equipment used by emergency responders to clean or decontaminate survivors following a hazardous incident. Several emergency response organizations provided large displays during Ready Alabama Day held at Auburn University.

CDP tackles Ready Alabama at Auburn University

AUBURN, Ala.-Auburn University served as the setting for Alabama's tenth Ready Alabama Day. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) joined more than 40 emergency response and volunteer organizations in displaying the latest in response capabilities and training opportunities.

DMAT members treat the symptoms shown by a patient simulator while training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). A DMAT is a group of professional medical personnel, supported by logistics and administrative teams. The teams are designed to provide medical care during a disaster or othe

NDMS Builds Capabilities with Fundamentals Course

More than 50 healthcare professionals and trainers with the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) trained at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The NDMS employed Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) from 10 different states to attend the pilot fundamentals course.

Twenty seven recruits and two academy instructors participate in Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM) course. ERHM is a five-day class providing responders with a combination of lectures and advanced hands-on practical exercises.

Fire and EMS Academy uses CDP Training

The Prince Georges County (Md.) Fire and Emergency Medical Service Training Academy returned to the CDP to attend the Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM) course. The academy sent 27 recruits and two academy instructors to training, marking the second PG County recruit class to make the CDP part of its curriculum. These recruits graduate in May 2014 from th...

Tribal healthcare professionals respond to a mass casualty event in the emergency department (ED) of the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at the CDP. The NTF is the only hospital in the nation solely dedicated to preparing the healthcare, public health, and environmental health communities for mass cas

Native Americans Train at the CDP, Prepare for Disaster Response

Tribal members representing 23 American Indian tribes attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. This was the first all-tribal course taught at the CDP where members from 10 different states participated in a single course focusing on a mass casualty healthcare response.

A Military Police soldier secures a potential crime scene as a suspect is taken in to custody during training. The soldier is part of the California National Guard 870th Military Police Company that attended training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.

Military Police Company Prepared to Support State

The U.S. Army National Guard supports its state in a variety of roles. Recently, California's 870th Military Police Company spent its annual training at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala. The company traveled with 93 soldiers and spent two weeks attending more than six courses focusing on effective use of law enforcement tactics in a contaminated crime scene a...