Posted on | September 16, 2011 | Comments Off
The Mānoa Natural Disaster Preparedness and Training Center will receive $4.71 million to develop and continue training programs designed to prepare Hawaiʻi’s first responders for manmade or natural disasters. The news was announced by Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Senator Daniel K. Akaka and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.
Mānoa operates one of five national centers responsible for the study of border security and immigration; explosives detection, mitigation and response; maritime, island and port security; natural disasters, coastal infrastructure and emergency management; and transportation security.
The university helps develop strategies to assist state, county and federal first responders prepare, prevent and respond to manmade disasters like a terrorist attack or natural disasters such as a hurricane or tsunami.
The funds will be made available through the Homeland Security National Training Program to the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.