The CDP welcomed about 250 guests to its campus May 21-23 for the 2019 National Preparedness Symposium.

The annual event provides attendees – including state, local, tribal and territorial training officers, federal preparedness coordinators, and others – the latest information about man-made and natural threats facing communities across the nation, as well as FEMA training offerings and those of its domestic training partners to counter those threats.  

The conference includes a mix of large-group lectures on topics such as the national response framework and cyberterrorism, and breakout sessions on topics such as training grants and improvement planning after exercises and real-world events.

“This week the center of gravity for national preparedness training and education is at the CDP,” said Center Superintendent Tony Russell.  “All 10 FEMA regions, most states and several tribal representatives are in attendance working collectively toward the goal of a safe, secure and resilient nation.”