There's an ABCHS (American Board for Certification in Homeland Security) certification that confirms a candidate’s preparation for all types of disasters. The year 2011, which has become the year of disasters, illustrates the need for the kind of awareness you demonstrate when you become Certified in Disaster Preparedness, CDP-I®:
• Floods along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers have displaced people and destroyed infrastructure, including 130,000 acres of Illinois farmland that the U.S. Army Corps of engineers flooded to save the town of Cairo, Illinois.
• Massive tornados destroyed wide swaths of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Joplin, Missouri, killing hundreds of people. Smaller communities have been wiped off the map.
• In addition to natural disasters, the year began with a shocking manmade disaster: the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which six people were killed. Thirteen others were wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The likelihood of other types of manmade disasters is ever present in the form of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.
Certified in Disaster Preparedness, CDP-I®, is a certification that demonstrates your readiness and preparation for natural and manmade disasters, from anthrax to tornadoes. The certification validates your knowledge, training, and skills for all types of emergencies.