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Regional Center for
Disaster Preparedness Education

"Bridging the Gap Between Practice & Academia"

Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS) will be on Friday, September 26th, 2014 beginning at 8:00am, and ending at 4:00pm, in Reynolds, Room #222. Pre-registration will begin at 7:45am. Please arrive before the course to ensure proper registration and so that your book may be given to you.

 ADLS will be held on October 10th & 11, 2014 from 8am to 4pm, and we will meet in the College of Nursing and Health Professions building, CNHP Room.

If you have any questions please contact the DPEM office at dpem@astate.edu or call at 870-680-8286.

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.

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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.