The ribbon cutting for the ASU disaster training center was held today at the Imboden pavilion located on the 180+acre site which will be the future training facility for first responders.

As funding becomes available, facilities will be constructed that would support state-of-the-art training for Arkansas State students, as well as first responders and other emergency managers and providers from across the nation.  Arkansas State currently offers a bachelor degree and an associate degree in disaster preparedness and emergency management, and a minor in homeland security and disaster preparedness.

At the Imboden location, training would be conducted for incidents such as a water rescue, wilderness search and rescue, utility emergencies and tactical training.  An education/research center would also be constructed as funding becomes available.

Visit the City of Imboden website….

Thanks to Linda Chappell for the above photo’s.