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Center For Emergency Preparedness

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Beyond the Call

The Center for Emergency Preparedness is the Premier All-Hazards National Training Facility located at Owens Community College. The dynamic changes in our world combined with the economic issues we face create a critical challenge for the men and women who serve each day to protect and serve our communities and to secure our domestic and national interests.

By offering solutions to the training challenges you face each day, the Center provides the Ultimate Training Experience for you. Whether training for natural/man caused disasters, acts of terrorism, pandemics, or searching for continuing education and personal preparedness courses, the Center's cutting-edge programs meet your requirements.

The Center is specifically designed to assemble multi-disciplines and present realistic, hands-on training based on real-world scenarios. The Center for Emergency Preparedness is dedicated to enhance your career and increase your knowledge of personal safety through the provision of professional, emergency services-based training programs.


Secure the Homeland and assure the safety of our citizens by building a well-trained community of First Responders, First Receivers and Allied Professionals who are well prepared and ready to safely respond to and mitigate the effects of an all-hazards event.

"To every man, there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared and unqualified for the work that would be his finest hour."
~Sir Winston Churchill

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