The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium consists of the below listed training institutions. These institutions provide low cost, or no cost, training for first responders from many different disciplines. Each has courses available at their facilities and some have mobile units in place to bring training to local jurisdictions. Please visit each of these websites to assess the training that is available to you as a first responder.
If you have questions regarding any of these courses, please contact either the particular training institution or the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Training Program Coordinator.
Homeland Security Training Program Coordinator
KY Office of Homeland Security
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Office - (502) 564-2081
Fax - (502) 564-7764
Center for Domestic Preparedness
The Center for Domestic Preparedness, located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training center.
To find out more about training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, please visit Center for Domestic Preparedness
National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University
The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University specializes in curriculum on biological terrorism agents and topics in the law enforcement discipline, including prevention and deterrence. The biological curriculum is based on completed and ongoing studies on agents, such as anthrax, through a bio-safety level three laboratory.
To find out more about training at the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education at Louisiana State University, please visit Louisiana State University
Texas Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center
The Texas Engineering Extension Service National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center was established to train local and state officials and emergency responders to prepare for and respond to acts of terrorism including those involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other special incidents.
To find out more about training at the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), please visit Texas Engineering Extension Service.
Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
The nation's rural emergency responders face unique challenges when compared to their urban counterparts. In recognizing the need for consistent, quality training which addresses those challenges, Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC or the Consortium) to develop and deliver relevant all-hazards training in support of rural homeland security requirements.
To find out more about training at the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, please visit Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium
New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center
New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center is known worldwide for its research and evaluation of explosive materials and is a division of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech). New Mexico Tech specializes in science and engineering education and research. EMRTC is located on the New Mexico Tech campus in Socorro, New Mexico.
To find out more about training at New Mexico Tech, please visit New Mexico Tech
U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site
The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Test Site is designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the National Center for Combating Terrorism for responder preparation
To find out more about training at Nevada Test Site, please visit Nevade Test Site
Security and Emergency Response Training Center
The Security and Emergency Response Training Center is now enrolling emergency responders for hazardous material training through a federally funded program that provides broad access to intensive training at our world-class training facility located at the Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado.
“Public safety personnel, firefighters, and law enforcement staffs have a new opportunity to receive the training that we have offered to the private sector for over two decades,” said Mike Cook, general manager of SERTC.
Front-line responders from state, local, and tribal organizations are being accepted in the first of a series of advanced, mode specific technician and specialist level courses that will prepare them with the knowledge and experience to deal successfully, effectively, and safely with large-scale emergencies involving hazardous materials and potential WMD events in their home jurisdictions.
To find out more about training at Security and Emergency Response Training Center, please visit Security and Emergency Response Training Center