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The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is sponsored through the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA National Preparedness Directorate. It is the principle means through which the Directorate identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to state and local emergency responders.


NDPC TrainingSince its establishment in 1998, the NDPC’s impact on national preparedness has been substantial. The NDPC has conducted training in all 50 states and each U.S. territory. This training has benefited more than 750,000 people since 1998. Today, the consortium’s various programs meet the training and education needs of more than 60,000 emergency responders and state, local, and tribal government employees each year. The consortium applies its expertise in academics, curriculum development, and instructional techniques to produce training programs that address the most urgent needs of the emergency response community.


NDPC Mission

The mission of the NDPC is to enhance the preparedness of federal, state, local, and tribal emergency responders/first receivers and teams, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to reduce the Nation’s vulnerability to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), terrorism, and all-hazard high-consequence events by developing, delivering, and assessing plans, training, technical assistance, and exercises.


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NDPC Consortium Partners



Transportation Technology Center, Inc., Security and Emergency Response Training (TTCI-SERTC)

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National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University (LSU-NCBRT)

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Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech (NMT-EMRTC)

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Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX-NERRTC)

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FEMA, Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

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National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at University of Hawaii (UH-NDPTC)


National Nuclear Security Administration/CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training at the Nevada National Security Site