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The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, led by The Center for Rural Development, is a DHS funded program providing training and resources to rural first responders. RDPC courses are offered both in-person and online, and are provided at no cost.

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2023 Courses Delivered

6,365

2023 ILT Students Trained

1,469

2023 Online (WBT) Students Trained

127,298

Total Students Trained (as of 3/27/24)

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Rural Disaster Summit in Oregon Sparks Enthusiasm and Preparedness for Animals in Disasters – AWR-328 delivered in Rickreall, OR —May 18, 2024

In the rural community of Rickreall, Oregon, a transformative event unfolded as the RuralDomestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) orchestrated a vital […]

2023 RDPC Performance Report Released!

The 2023 RDPC Performance Report has been released! Click below to view the report.

2023 RDPC Annual Report Released!

The 2023 RDPC Annual Report has been released! Click below to view the report.