The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium is the principal vehicle through which the Office of Domestic Preparedness identifies, develops, tests and delivers training to state and local emergency responders. The NDPC membership includes ODP’s Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.; the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; Louisiana State University; Texas A&M University; and the Department of Energy’s National Security Technologies. ODP uses a number of specialized institutions to design and deliver its training programs. These include private contractors, other federal and state agencies, the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the National Terrorism Preparedness Institute at St. Petersburg Junior College, the U.S. Army’s Pine Bluff Arsenal, and the National Sheriff’s Association.
All of the DHS resident courses (Including EMI and the NFA) now require use of a FEMA issued Student Identification (SID) number, either on your initial application, confirmation processing or while attending these courses. As a preliminary process, please create or retrieve your FEMA Student Identification (SID) number on the FEMA SID site (http://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid). Retain your FEMA SID number and password. (If you already have a CDP SID number, it was transferred into a FEMA SID number by adding one additional leading “0” to the beginning of your CDP SID number (i.e., CDP SID = 000001234; FEMA SID = 0000001234). Even if you already have a CDP SID number, it is strongly recommended to access the FEMA SID system to obtain your FEMA SID login information and update your FEMA SID account profile to match your CTAS account information.)
Training Locations and Courses:
- Chemical, Biological, ICS and Law Enforcement courses:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Center for Domestic Preparedness – Anniston, Ala.
- Explosives courses:
Energetic Materials Research & Testing Center – New Mexico Tech – Socorro, N.M.
- Radiological courses:
Counter-terrorist Operations Support Center – U.S. Dept. of Energy – Nevada Test Site
- Advanced Chemical and Biological Integrated Response Course:
Dugway Proving Grount, UT
- Hazardous Materials Courses:
Security & Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) – Pueblo, Colorado