CDP Twitter Site Highlights Student Training

Source: EMR-ISAC

The new Twitter site for the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) offers another venue where first responders can learn about fully-funded training, get up-to-date news on training, and read students’ tweets about their CDP training experiences. The CDP’s Twitter site includes announcements and information about upcoming courses and class availability, links to photos and videos of CDP hands-on training, and a forum for potential students to ask questions.

“A lot of our students tell us they first heard about the CDP by word of mouth. Now that we’re on Twitter, we’re taking that word-of-mouth communication to the next level,” said CDP Acting Superintendent, Mike King. “We offer training that most departments cannot offer at home. And, just like our courses, our tweets will be a great collaborative effort that I hope will result in a lot of cross talk and networking within the emergency responder communities.”

A popular aspect of the CDP’s courses is the hands-on training for a multi-disciplined audience. The CDP is the only civilian facility that trains with toxic chemical and live biological agents. The center also has the only hospital facility in the United States for training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.