The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)
The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is the principal vehicle
through which G&T identifies, develop, tests, and delivers training
to state and local emergency responders.
The NDPC membership includes G&T's Center for Domestic Preparedness
(CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
(NMIMT), Louisiana State University (LSU),
Texas A&M University (TEEX), and the Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site (NTS); each member
brings a unique set of assets to the domestic preparedness program. The following is brief description
of each member and their expertise:
- Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP): The CDP provides hands-on specialized training to state and local emergency responders in the management and remediation of WMD incidents. Located at the former home of the U.S. Army Chemical School, Fort McClellan, the CDP conducts live chemical agent training for the nation's civilian emergency response community. The training emergency responders receive at the CDP provides a valid method for ensuring high levels of confidence in equipment, procedures, and individual capabilities.
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (National Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center) (NMIMT): NMIMT offers live explosive training including the use of field exercises and classroom instruction. NMIMT is the lead NDPC partner for explosives and firearms, live explosives, and incendiary devices training.
- Louisiana State University (LSU) (Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education): LSU provides training to law enforcement agencies and focuses its efforts on the delivery of the Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts for Law Enforcement Course, and the development and delivery of the Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents Course.
- Texas A&M University (National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center): Texas A&M delivers a set of courses to prepare state and local officials for the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Courses are developed and designed to provide each specific segment of the emergency response community with the tools needed to accomplish its role in the event of a WMD incident. Additionally, Texas A&M has developed an Interactive Internet WMD Awareness Course for emergency responders. Texas A&M also provides technical assistance to state and local jurisdictions in the development of WMD assessment plans.
- U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site (National Exercise, Test, and Training Center) (NTS): NTS conducts large scale field exercises using a wide range of live agent stimulants as well as explosives. NTS develops and delivers a Radiological/Nuclear Agents Course.