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), and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), among others.
The NDPC is a partnership of several nationally recognized organizations whose membership is based on the urgent need to address counter-terrorism preparedness needs of the nation's emergency first responders within the context of chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive WMD hazards. At present, the NDPC forms the core of the NTED training program. Its members are responsible for training the majority of the responders who go through the NTED program. NDPC members include:
NERRTC prepares state and local officials for the management challenge posed by WMD through hands-on, scenario-driven training and computer-based simulations. The Emergency Operations Training Center uses state-of-the-art simulation and computer-based technologies to train first responders and city officials to manage a crisis through a unified command approach with realistic, real-time simulation and training analysis at a command-post level not provided by any other organization.
TTCI provides unique training programs focusing on ground transportation. First responders experience hands-on exposure in responding to terrorist events, disasters, accidents and other critical incidents involving ground transportation including train tracks, locomotives, rail tanker cars, tank trucks, and hazardous chemical containers. TTCI also conducts training in mitigation, inspection, prevention, and emergency planning related to ground transportation.
NDPTC works collaboratively to develop and deliver training and education in the areas of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery to governmental, private, tribal, and non-profit entities, and under-represented/under-served communities. It incorporates urban planning and environmental management, emphasizing community preparedness and addressing the needs of vulnerable at-risk populations.
The following is a list of the other training partners who have developed or are developing training courses for NTED:
The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) has been the nation's premier provider of homeland security graduate and executive level education since 2002. NPS and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are partnering to pioneer the development and delivery of homeland security education programs for governors, mayors and senior homeland security leaders from across a wide spectrum of disciplines in local, tribal, state and federal government, and the military. For more information on the Master's Degree program, Executive Leaders program and other resources including the Homeland Security Digital Library, please visit their website.
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