Federal Resources for Training
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officials from state, local, and tribal governments. The CDP offers more than 50 training courses at its resident campus in Anniston, Alabama focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency.For more information on the CDP's specialized programs and courses, visit CDP.
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of federal, state, local, and tribal government officials, volunteer organizations, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters.
Training and Exercise Integration/ Training Operations (TEI/TO) serves the nation's first responder community, offering more than 125 courses to help build critical skills that responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events. NTED primarily serves state, local, and tribal entities in 10 professional disciplines, but has expanded to serve private sector and citizens in recognition of their significant role in domestic preparedness. NTED draws upon a diverse group of training providers, also referred to as training partners, to develop and deliver NTED approved training courses. These training providers include the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), among others. NTED also provides oversight to the Competitive Training Grants Program (CTGP) which awards funds to competitively selected applicants to develop and deliver innovative training programs addressing high priority national homeland security training needs.
The National Fire Academy (NFA) is the nation's premier provider of leadership skills and advanced technical training fostering a solid foundation for local fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response. The NFA employs resident and off-campus classroom, blended and distance learning options – including a national distribution systems of accredited state and metropolitan fire training systems and colleges and universities to reach America’s first responders. All NFA courses receive college credit recommendation through the American Council on Education and continuing education units through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.