Students at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, in Anniston, Ala., survey a simulated accident scene that poses a radiological threat.
The CDP is a partner with the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP), and students learn to respond to, and manage, radiological operations. The course also focuses on response plans and procedures for complex incidents such as a terrorist event.
CDP training focuses on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. CDP training for state, local, and tribal responders is fully funded by FEMA, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.