CLEARFIELD – Brian S. Dixon of the Clearfield Borough Police Department recently completed a weapons of mass destruction training course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.
Responders attending the training are specially selected from the nation’s 11 million emergency responders. Training at the CDP ensures that responders gain critical skills and confidence to be better prepared to effectively respond to local incidents or potential WMD incidents.
The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Grants and Training and is the only federally-chartered WMD training facility in the country. The CDP is also a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, in partnership with Louisiana State University, the Nevada Test Site, New Mexico Tech and Texas A&M.
The CDP provides federally funded interdisciplinary training for emergency responders from the across the United States and U.S. Territories for the following disciplines: emergency management, emergency medical services, fire service, governmental administrative, hazardous materials, health care, law enforcement, public health safety communications and public works.
Emergency responders attending training participate in advanced, hands-on all hazards training on chemical, ordnance, biological, radiological and nuclear WMD. Training conducted at the CDP assists the nation’s emergency response community with the overwhelming task of prevention of, protection against, response to and recovery from acts of terrorism.
Additional information about CDP training programs can be found online.