The CDP has released its training numbers for the first half of 2018.
The Center had 1,188 (249 resident and 939 non-resident) separate course offerings during the period, according to the report.
It also trained a total of 29,724 responders – 8,663 responders on its campus in Anniston, Ala., and 21,061 responders at sites across the U.S. and its territories, the report says.
In an average year, the CDP provides advanced, all-hazards training to approximately 50,000 emergency responders from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the federal government, foreign governments, and private entities, as available. The scope of training includes preparedness, protection, and response.
Training of state, local, tribal, and territorial responders is fully funded by the Department of Homeland Security. Training of federal, foreign, and private sector responders is on a fee-for-service basis.
Since it opened its doors in 1998, the CDP has trained more than 1,000,000 responders.