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Network with the Center for Domestic Preparedness, other responders on LinkedIn
The Center for Domestic Preparedness is kicking of the new year with its new CDP LinkedIn account, a platform for emergency responders and training officers to get the latest news on new courses and CDP training and – of course – network.
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 LinkedIn account (pictured at right ->) includes announcements and information about upcoming courses and class seat availability; links to photos and videos of the CDP’s hands-on training; a forum for potential students to ask questions prior to training at the CDP; and a place to connect with CDP instructors and alumni.
“The CDP has trained more than 850,000 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 LinkedIn account will give students another forum on which to learn about CDP training, get answers to any questions they may have and to expand their professional networks way beyond the walls of their classroom.”
The center offers more than 40 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 or clicking http://cdp.dhs.gov. You can also connect with the CDP on Facebook,Twitter and at http://cdp.dhs.gov.
- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via FEMA/CDP, 1/8/15)