Training Opportunities: Center for Domestic Preparedness

The Center for Domestic Preparedness has seats available in the Bombing Prevention Awareness Course / Field Force Operations in the below dates. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is a vital training component of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Training and Education Division. The CDP develops and delivers training for emergency response providers from state, local, tribal and territorial governments. Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, tribal and territorial emergency response professionals from multiple emergency disciplines.

Resident Training

If you are a state, local, tribal or territorial government emergency responder, this training is completely funded by DHS at no cost to you or your jurisdiction. We fly you into Atlanta airport, pick you up, transport you to the CDP, and provide all meals and lodging.

Bombing Prevention Awareness Course


The Bombing Prevention Awareness Course (BPAC) provides emergency responders with an overview of bombing-prevention measures. During the one-day course, responders learn to understand basic concepts of general bombing prevention knowledge.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Evaluate the function and purpose of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
  • Identify explosive effects of IEDs.
  • Evaluate the terrorist attack style.
  • Identify indicators of suspicious behaviors and items.
  • Identify protective measures.


Field Force Operations


The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify considerations of a protest situation.
  • Use equipment to control crowds.
  • Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
  • Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.



  1. BPAC / FFO : 10/21–10/26/2018 : Apply
  2. FFO / BPAC : 11/4–11/9/2018 : Apply
  3. BPAC / FFO : 12/9–12/14/2018 : Apply
  4. BPAC / FFO : 12/16–12/21/2018  : Apply


Thank you,

Mellione Richards

Resident Training, Central Region Training Coordinator

Center for Domestic Preparedness

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

P.O. Box 5100, 61 Responder Drive

Anniston, Alabama 36205

Phone 256-847-2084

Toll Free 866-213-9547