Trainees who attend the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) training can qualify to share that training with their co-workers.
"The CDP trains thousands of emergency responders each year through resident training on the CDP campus," CDP Registrar Michael Aguilar said. "Authorized trainers who then go back and deliver national preparedness training to their response communities is a significant training multiplier.”
The new program from CDP is the Indirect Training Program. Some of the courses offered by the CDP have the “train-the-trainer” option, which is an additional day of training where trainees learn to teach the training themselves.
"Authorized trainers can deliver vital national preparedness, all-hazards training to emergency responders in their local communities at their convenience," Aguilar said. "The program is arguably the most powerful and cost-efficient vehicle available to deliver national preparedness training to the largest number of people in the emergency response community."
The training is funded by the Department of Homeland Security.
"These trainers are members of the emergency response community who have the skill and dedication to carry out this important training mission," Aguilar said. "The CDP staff is here to support their efforts every step of the way."