Responders interested in training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness can now view video descriptions of courses, as well as news stories and podcasts on CDP training and events on YouTube.

The CDP’s primary mission is to train state, local and tribal emergency response providers, as well as the Federal government, foreign governments, and private entities, as available. A popular aspect of the courses is the hands-on training with a multi-disciplined audience. In addition, the CDP is the only civilian facility that trains with toxic chemical and live biological agents. The center also has the only hospital facility in the United States dedicated solely to training hospital and healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.

The CDP’s YouTube account features several one-minute videos on CDP courses that will give prospective students a better understanding of the various courses, as well as video news stories that show the value and impact of CDP training.

“The CDP has trained more than 880,000 students in our resident, non-resident and train-the-trainer courses,” said CDP Superintendent Mike King. “All of our courses are relevant, realistic and advanced. We strive to provide training that most departments cannot offer through their local and state training programs. A significant benefit of attending one of our resident training programs is the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other responders from across the country and, sometimes, with responders from other countries. CDP’s YouTube account will give students a means to see CDP training in action, to see what they – America’s emergency responders – will be doing when they attend training.”

The center offers more than 50 courses covering 10 different disciplines of emergency response. All CDP courses are fully funded for state, local and tribal responders, including travel, lodging and meals. CDP training is also open to emergency responders working in private industry in the U.S. and other countries on a fee-for-service basis. Contact the CDP by calling 866-213-9553 or clicking http://cdp.dhs.gov. You can also connect with the CDP on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.