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Regional Center for
Disaster Preparedness Education

"Bridging the Gap Between Practice & Academia"

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Regional Disaster Training

The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education at Arkansas State University is an official regional training center recognized by the American Medical Association and National Disaster Life Support Foundation.


See our available courses >>

Spring 2017: Amateur Radio License Class/Training

Amateur Radio License Class/Training

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Location:  Craighead County Courthouse Annex, 511 Union Room 105 (Jonesboro)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Point of Contact:  David Moore  (870) 926-1264


Spring 2017: G-290 Basic PIO

G-290 Basic PIO

Monday, April 10, 2017

Location:  Craighead County Courthouse Annex, 511 Union Room 105 (Jonesboro)

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Costs:  FREE

Registration: http://www.adem.arkansas.gov 

Point of Contact:  David Moore  (870) 926-1264


CPR Class

Cost: $25.00

Arkansas State University - Jonesboro Campus
E. Smith Building - Room 407

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time:  5:00 p.m.

To register:  Email dpem@astate.edu with your name, A-State ID and that you would like to attend the CPR Class.

Remember that CPR is mandatory for any student in a College of Nursing & Health Professions program.


Spring 2017: G291 JIC Planning

G291 - JIC Planning

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Location:  Craighead County Courthouse Annex, 511 Union Room 105 (Jonesboro)

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Registration: http://www.adem.arkansas.gov  

Point of Contact:  David Moore  (870) 926-1264


Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 10, 2017

Emergency Management Institute Higher Education Conference/trip

Location: Emmetsburg, MA and visit to DC

Cost:  - Plane ticket, plus approximately $500.00.  Price to be narrowed down closer to time.

Registration:  email brentcox@astate.edu and request to attend.  
You will then receive a packet to complete and the faculty will select who will be attending EMI.  EMI committee will make the final selection.  Request to attend must be submitted by MARCH 13th


Wednesday, June 14 - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Multi State Regional Earthquake Exercise 

Location: State Emergency Operations Center/Arkansas State University

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  8:00 a.m. - Saturday, June 17, 2017  2:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE


Fall 2017:  BDLS Face-to-Face Class

 

Basic Disaster Life Support Class

TBA

Location:  TBA

7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reserve your seat by emailing dpem@astate.edu 
(include your name, A-State ID and that you would like to attend the face-to-face BDLS class)

Space is limited; seats will be awarded in the order the request is received. 


Prepared to Respond


The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education was created in 2005 in response to an unmet need for disaster education within the health professions. We offer courses in basic and advanced disaster life support, homeland security, and emergency management. Our courses are offered via distance education technology to ensure availability for everyone, regardless of geographic location.

Large or small, disasters happen. In fact, there has been a major or federally declared disaster in Northeast Arkansas in each of the last 10 years. Being prepared to respond when disaster strikes can be the difference between life and death for victims left behind.

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Practicum Sites

Practicum sites are tailored to individual students needs and career aspirations. Examples include county offices of emergency management, hospitals, non-government organizations, emergency medical services, law enforcement agencies and/or state and federal emergency response agencies.


Accreditation

All degrees in the DPEM program (AAS, BS, MS, Graduate Certificate) are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education (CAEME).

This accreditation was awarded February 25, 2017 and extends until 2022. Five years is the maximum accreditation time period.

This accreditation is retroactive for all previous graduates.