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CDP opens registration for Tribal Nations Training Week

ANNISTON, Ala. – Registration is now open for free emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness’ 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week, March 16-23, 2019.

CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, and any equipment required during training.

Anyone working in an emergency response capacity who is affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, and those who work directly with Tribal Nations are authorized to attend Tribal Nations Training Week.

While CDP training is open year-round to those affiliated with tribal nations, the CDP’s Tribal Nations Training Week courses and scenarios are tailored specifically to help tribal nations prepare their communities and healthcare, public health, and environmental health resources to respond to catastrophic natural or man-made disasters.

Courses for that training week and their course acronyms on the CDP website are:

  • Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL)
  • Medical Management of CBRNE Events (NERRTC) / Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
  • Managing Public Information for All Hazards Incidents / Emergency Operations Plans for Rural Jurisdictions (RDPC)
  • Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards / Surface Transportation – Emergency Planning and Security (SERTC)
  • Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER)
  • Protective Measures Course / Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks (NCBRT) / Community Based Response to all-hazards threats in Tribal communities (RDPC) / Introduction to Radiological/Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations (CTOS)

To register, students should visit Students will need a need a FEMA Student Identification number – available at that website -- and a Promo code. Promo codes are available by contacting the CDP’s Western Region and Tribal Nations Training Coordinator, David Hall, at or 866-213-9548.

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