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.

In fact, during that time the CDP averaged a little more than 300 students a week attending classes on campus, and a little more than 500 a week in its non-resident classes. 

Among the highlights: 

  • 7 Indian Health Service staff members participated in the Center’s Highly Infectious Disease-themed training week.
  • 11 healthcare professionals from Louisiana and 14 National Guardsmen from New Mexico attended the Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management or FRAME Course. 
  • 23 firefighters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attended the Hazardous Materials Technician Course.
  • 7 healthcare providers from the same hospital in Missoula, Montana and 5 healthcare providers from the same hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas attended our Highly Infectious Disease Course.
  • Emergency Management specialists from tribal agencies in Old Harbor, Alaska and Farmington, New Mexico attended our Incident Command and Respiratory Protection courses, respectively. 
  • 5 law enforcement officers — including the Inspector of Police — from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Police Department attended our Field Force Operations course. 
  • 28 students who are part of a paramedic training program in San Diego, California attended our Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) Incidents course.  
  • The Emergency Management Chief of the U.S. Air Force Base in Mildenhall, England attended our Hazardous Material Operations course. 
  • 6 healthcare professionals from the Valley Medical Center in Santa Clara, California attended our Healthcare Leadership course, and 8 attended our Hospital Emergency Response Training course. The medical center will be providing direct support to the 2018-19 NCAA Football Championship game. 
  • 30 bomb technicians from across the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, attended two Train The Trainer courses — Bombing Prevention Awareness and Preventive Measures.