Six doctoral students, including three international students, in the Jacksonville State University (JSU) Emergency Management program took a field trip to the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Aug. 21, to explore possible research topics and learn more about employment opportunities in government, education and training.
Terrorists attacked morning commuters at a subway stop, first spraying them with an unknown chemical and then shooting them as they fled, causing mass panic in the crowded station. Moments later, the police receive a report that a suicide bomber has detonated, causing more injuries.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness gained a little more international flare last week when the Center’s staff hosted two members of the Turkish Ministry of Health who had sought out the CDP as a partner to share ideas and best practices for a training and simulation center they are establishing in Turkey.
The CDP welcomes 45 members of the California National Guard’s 140th Chemical Company to training this week. The soldiers are divided up, 20 are taking the Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) while the other 25 are taking Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (ERHM).
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.
Owen Le Beau stood in the hospital parking lot watching as members of his Hospital Emergency Response team tried to cut away the clothing from a man who was injured in a terrorist bombing and may have been exposed to sarin gas, a powerful nerve agent. It’s not an easy task: personal protective suit hood limited their vision and the rubber gloves made something as simple as using a pair of scissors...
The Center for Domestic Preparedness has added a new course to its catalogue of law enforcement courses.
Welcome to the nineteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
15 employees of the Las Vegas Valley Water District are training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness this week, taking the Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) course.
Eight Washington, D.C. firefighters found themselves surrounded by police officers when they came to the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) to train on Field Force Extrication techniques (FFE) the week of Jan. 19.
Amid a cacophony of wailing sirens and the anguished cries of the wounded, John Davis, Jr. stands in a white decontamination tent in the hospital parking lot, trying to cut away the clothing from a man who was injured in a “terrorist attack” and may have been exposed to Sarin gas. It’s not an easy task. His plastic personal protective suit hood limits his vision and the rubber gloves make somethin...
Tina Reddick pulls on a camouflage chemical protective suit, pulls on butyl rubber boots and gloves and then – for the finishing touch – dons an M40A1 protective mask and steps into a room where emergency responders are training with toxic nerve agents. Depending on what day it is, she’ll be in a training venue where responders are training with GB (Sarin) or VX nerve agent. On another day, she ma...
Welcome to the eighteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
Soldiers Assigned To The California National Guard’S 149th Chemical Company Deployed To Train At The CDP
Soldiers assigned to the California National Guard’s 149th Chemical Company deployed to train at the CDP for two weeks in January, training that helped them to better prepare for both their military mission and their civil support mission.
More than 100 responders from across the great state of Alabama are gearing up for their final test tomorrow: the Integrated Capstone Event (ICE), a hands-on and interdisciplinary exercise during which the students respond to a mass casualty incident.
Welcome to the seventeenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently hosted the National State Administrative Agency (NSAA) Training Symposium. A total of 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia were represented amounting to more than 140 attendees.
When Alaska native Edna Savetilik left her home in Shaktoolik, Alaska, Nov. 9, to attend training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., she admitted, she didn’t really know what she was getting into.
The South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition reinforced bonds and tested its ability to respond during an emergency recently. The coalition attended training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., practicing with multiple counties and multiple hospitals from the Sunflower State.
More than 20 members of Florida’s Environmental Response Team (ERT) practiced in hands-on training recently at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Ala. These first responders attended the Hazardous Materials Technician for CBRNE Incidents (HT) course. The course conveys complex concepts using hands-on learning models offering realistic scenario-based exercises.
Nearly 140 healthcare personnel, representing more than 25 Michigan hospitals, long-term care facilities, EMS agencies and fire departments, attended training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ (CDP) Noble Training Facility (NTF) recently. These personnel represented six counties, almost 22 percent of the Great Lake State.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama’s Capitol lawn was the site of the state’s tenth Ready Alabama Day, Sept. 12. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) joined more than 20 emergency response and volunteer organizations displaying the latest in response capabilities and training opportunities.
More than 12 tribes from six states met at the CDP recently. The 27 Native Americans attended the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) course and was the first time for the majority to combine with different tribes in a single training setting.
Welcome to the sixteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
The CDP has incorporated measures that reduce the enrollment process for emergency responders attending training. The new process simplifies admission steps, decreases the paperwork burden and automates the approval process for students attending training.
Students attending healthcare training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will soon have automated capabilities to track patients during mass casualty exercises. Patient tracking, oftentimes automated, is used in a variety of healthcare facilities throughout the United States and is a key component to incident response and management.
Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, or even blizzards can wreak havoc on a region, city and community. Disaster has an influence on thousands or sometimes millions of citizens living in an affected area. Multiply the number of families affected with the number of pets and farm animals that may be displaced and the number affected could grow astronomically.
The 185th Military Police (MP) Battalion, 49th MP Brigade, California National Guard, took advantage of training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) recently. The battalion spent two weeks in Anniston, Ala., honing their skills employing crowd control measures, countering protester tactics, learning to manage incidents and performing their military police duties in an area contaminated w...
The hazardous materials technician profession evolves constantly and HAZMAT techs must stay abreast of the latest techniques and tools to respond safely. The threat of intentional manmade incidents requires persistent vigilance, but accidental HAZMAT incidents occur throughout the United States almost daily, some are life-threatening and many harm the environment.
Single filed and carrying black mesh bags, students from across the country pour into the logistics room to collect their daily ration of equipment. Tyvek suits, rubber boots, compressed air, among many other training tools line the racks and walls for students to grab as if grocery shopping. Along the aisles Leidos logistics personnel are assisting. This direct interaction is one of the very few ...
Welcome to the fifteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
Ten members of FEMA Corps Summit 5 just completed their tour of service at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), a first for the team members and for the CDP staff.
The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) has sent nearly 50 hospital and university employees to CDP training in the last 12 months. Recently, many of those workers put the skills they learned to use when a peaceful demonstration turned violent and a helicopter mishap occurred on the hospital’s roof.
Welcome to the fourteenth issue of the CDP Alumnus, a quarterly newsletter for Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students, alumni, and others interested in the CDP.
More than 130 emergency responders from the state of Maryland, including members of the Baltimore Regional Incident Management Team (IMT), joined more than 100 other emergency responders from across the United States recently. These emergency responders trained together at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) located in Anniston, Ala.
Emergency responders and incident managers are continually preparing, reviewing policies and training for potential hazards that could one day affect their community.
Fifty local high school Health Science students marked FEMA’s first National Day of Action by touring FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala., April 30.
Nursing students from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing completed two courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, April 7.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) supported Alabama’s 8th Annual Be Ready Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center here for the first time Thursday, April 27.
Predicting disaster or hazardous incidents is impossible. The next major event can come at any moment. Preparation and planning for the unexpected is the only course of action when the number of lives saved is determined by an appropriate response.
The CDP recently hosted a member of the United Kingdom’s National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU). NARU has the responsibility for ongoing education and development of the U.K.’s Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART). There are 15 HARTs located throughout England and each is charged with providing clinical care to casualties following a major incident.
In the wake of natural disasters or other events that create the need for emergency response, organizations across the United States continually review response plans and improve training. FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is committed to training and preparing response groups for mass-casualty events related to disasters or other catastrophic events.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness' (CDP) Indirect Authorized Trainer Program (IATP) is designed to efficiently offer courses in a responder's home jurisdictions. Through qualified Train-the-Trainer (TtT) programs, CDP graduates deliver TtT courses to their home organization and neighboring response units.
Three trainers from the CDP’s Indirect Authorized Training Program (IATP) returned to Anniston to further their skills responding to hazardous incidents. David Hogg, Keith Fehr and Rob Stewart, from the Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, Ariz., attended the Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents (TERT) course.
Classrooms, textbooks, presentations and computers are possibly a student’s most common expectation of a typical learning environment. Recently, 24 students, from Southwestern College in San Diego, traded in their pens and notebooks for breathing apparatuses, bulky gloves, rubber boots and protective suits. These students are enrolled in the college’s paramedic program and attended training at FEM...
The safety and welfare for more than 200 students and 800 federal and contract employees throughout the week is no easy task. SMRC is up to the challenge.
Law Enforcement course instructor Rick Searcy was named the 2013 Instructor of the Year at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), Feb. 6.