RDPC Brings FREE Department of Homeland Security-Certified Course on Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities to West Columbia, South Carolina

July 9, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC – This course teaches community leaders and emergency managers in rural communities how to plan for and execute disaster recovery efforts. Upon implementation, this course will assist rural communities with expediting disaster recovery efforts and facilitating the long-term economic success of their communities. Examples from Hurricane Katrina and towns devastated by tornadoes will be used as case studies to examine why communities were successful or unsuccessful in their recovery efforts. Additionally, students will actively engage in a fictional disaster recovery scenario.

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is making it easier for emergency responders in and around West Columbia to be prepared for such events by delivering a FREE U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course – Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities.  This eight-hour instructor-led course will be offered from 8am-5pm on August 22, 2014 at SCEMD – Training Room, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia SC 29172.  The course assists rural communities with effective and efficient implementation of recovery efforts to help ensure the best possible long-term social and economic recovery of their communities from disaster.

Disaster Recovery in Rural Communitiesis an eight-hour planning and management-level course developed by Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner for RDPC, specifically designed for public officials, community leaders, and private-sector representatives in rural communities who play key roles in the disaster recovery process.


Registration for this course is required – Registration deadline is August 8, 2014.
Register online at – http://www.scemdlms.org

For more information or to request training – visit www.ruraltraining.org.  The RDPC help desk is also available at [email protected] or (877) 855-7372.