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April 26, 2011

04/27/11 Emergency Responder Clyde Avery, from the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency has been recognized as a Bronze Level Indirect Authorized Trainer by demonstrating proficiency in providing indirect training of Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) courses.  This award was made in recognition of Mr. Avery’s dedication to national preparedness, as demonstrated in the provision of training services.

In order to become an Indirect Authorized Trainer for the CDP, a responder must successfully complete an intense Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course.  Upon successful completion of that course, responders return to their home jurisdictions to train state, local, and tribal responders.  Every community significantly benefits from the time, talent, and expertise of local trainers.  While training materials are provided by the CDP, it is the initiative of each trainer that makes the classes a success.

During the past four years, Mr. Avery has provided advanced Incident Command training to emergency responders at the local, state and federal level, as well as elected officials and non-government and private sector individuals.  Additionally, he also serves as the Service and Support Element Leader for the District 2 Task Force and serves as the Logistics Section Chief for the District 2 All Hazards Type 3 Incident Management Team. 

The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officials from state, local, and tribal governments.  The CDP offers more than 50 training courses focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act.  Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency.

Resident training at the CDP includes healthcare and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.  A number of resident training courses culminate at the CDP’s Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRA). The COBRA is the nation’s only facility featuring civilian training exercises in a true toxic environment using chemical agents. The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and other hazardous materials. 

Responders participating in CDP training gain critical skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential WMD events.  Information about CDP training programs can be found at  Visit the “News & Media” tab at the top of the site to download images, share CDP training articles, and find out what others are saying about CDP training.  For more information about the CDP, contact the CDP External Affairs Office, at (256) 847-2212/2316 or e-mail

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