Georgetown receives $549,302 grant to improve emergency preparedness

Thanks to our grant, everyone at Georgetown will now look like this

Next time there’s a calamity on campus, thank the U.S. Department of Education: they just gave Georgetown a $549,302 grant for emergency preparedness initiatives, according to Blue & Gray.

The money will go towards funding training “evacuation processes, infectious disease outbreaks, threat assessment and business continuity plans.”  It will also be used to bulk up Georgetown’s basic supplies, such as two-way radios and first aid kits.

According to the article, Norovirus and H1N1 have improved Georgetown’s emergency response capabilities, but there’s still work to be done:

“In the past year and a half, we’ve had Norovirus, and we’ve been dealing with H1N1 for six months now,” [Peter Luger, executive director of safety finance and administration,] explained. “While we still want to fill in some blanks in this plan, we’re light years ahead of where we were a year ago.”

The university is also looking to use the money to expand its community emergency response team training.  It will also be used to fund an internship for graduate students interested in security studies or disaster management.

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