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Regional Center for
Disaster Preparedness Education

"Bridging the Gap Between Practice & Academia"

Upcoming Events:

HazMat Awareness and Operations Certification

The Awareness course will take place on April 6th and 7th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Operations course will be held April 13th – 16th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.  

To register go to www.adem.arkansas.gov, click on the Preparedness tab and then the Training tab.  On the left side of the page you will click on the Hazardous Materials Training Registration tab and feel out the form.  You will need to do a form for each course.

(You have to have the Awareness course before taking the Operations course.)  The class is free.  

LOCATION:  Craighead County Fire Academy, Jonesboro, AR 


The Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness Education and the College of Agriculture cordially invites you to participate in the nationally recognized FARMEDIC training course. 

May 1st from 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and May 2nd from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

LOCATION:  Arkansas State Animal Science Complex in Jonesboro, AR

All students within the College of Agriculture or the Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management will be receiving a special opportunity to take part in this two-day training for a cost of $25 (normally $100).  

The course is limited to 30 participants, therefore early registration is important. 

To reserve your seat or if you have any questions, please email brentcox@astate.edu or call 870-860-8286. 

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.

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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.

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.


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.